Dayna Troisi

Bio

Dayna Troisi is a writer/editor for GO Magazine. Her essays have been published in Buzzfeed, Vice, SELF, Racked and more. Dayna is passionate about writing essays that focus on queer dating, beauty + fashion and her badass bionic arm. Learn more at daynatroisi.com.

I Thought I Met "The One" But I Was Lying To Myself The Entire Time

By Dayna Troisi
After our first date, I thought Ryan* was my soulmate, or at the very least my next girlfriend. Part of it was a Champagne haze and the other part was her sexy smirk, perfect hands, cool job, and amazing conversation skills. I thought I met "the…

Here's How Taking Nudes Helped Me Make Peace With My Stretch Marks

By Dayna Troisi
I noticed my stretch marks for the first time when I nonchalantly passing by my mirror naked, twirling around my new apartment. The Brooklyn sunlight was pouring through my carefully selected, overpriced silk curtains, and Lana Del Rey's voice was…

I Messaged My Tinder Matches With Quotes From 'The Grinch' & Here's What Happened

By Dayna Troisi
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie because he is all of us. Like, for example, he hates people, and refuses to go out when he can’t find the perfect outfit (don’t you hate when you’re too bloated for your favorite…

I Was The One Who Got Away & That Taught Me An Important Lesson About Exes

By Dayna Troisi
The person that you obsessively stalk on Instagram, who keeps you up at night in a flurry of what ifs, that your friends must physically hold you down to keep from drunk-texting "I still love you" probably doesn't miss you anymore. Sorry, doll, I…

I Hooked Up With My College Roommate & It Was Surreal

By Dayna Troisi
I threw up on the way to college orientation. Like, legit made my dad pull over on a highway while I gagged my guts out in Juicy Couture sweatpants and cried hysterically. I begged my parents to take me home, and said that they were totally right…

I Was Trapped In My On-&-Off Relationship, But Here's How I Ended It For Good

By Dayna Troisi
Grace had the kind of beauty that literally hurt to look at. She had big, plump lips and butt-length brown hair. She could tie a cherry knot with her tongue. She could draw a portrait on a bar napkin in two minutes. She had such a sculpted stomach…

I Went On A Solo Date During An Anxiety Flareup & Here's What Happened

By Dayna Troisi
I am the queen of social anxiety. No, really. The mere thought of talking on the phone can make me break out in hives, I sprint out of the bathroom in my office building if I see Timbs under a stall (the hot daddy lesbian always wears Timbs), and I…

I Bought My First Vibrator With My Best Friend & What Happened Next Was Hilarious

By Dayna Troisi
I was basically born masturbating. My mom had to call the doctor to ask if I was normal because I was touching myself in the crib. So, it's kind of surprising that my first vibrator experience didn't happen until I was 18. I know that a lot of…

My Summer Love Broke My Heart & I Should've Seen It Coming

By Dayna Troisi
I was swiping away on the toilet one particularly freezing December night (don't lie, you do it, too) when I stopped dead in my tracks. There was Vanessa, a beautiful tattooed brunette. We matched, and I nearly passed out when she messaged me…

I Went On Vacation With My New Girlfriend A Month Into Dating & It Was Wild

By Dayna Troisi
Most couples dream of their first vacation together, spent lounging on the beach, having blissful sex, and enjoying fight-free nights. Instead, I went on vacation with my new girlfriend just a month into our relationship. We spent the trip in a sea…

I Wasn't Out During My First Pride Parade, But That Day Changed My Life Forever

By Dayna Troisi
Pride: the season of glitter and gays, shots and shamelessness, boobs and booze, excitement and ex-girlfriends. Pride is monumental for a lot of reasons (and problematic, depending on who you ask) but no matter how you feel about it, if you’re a…

I Tried Surprising My Girlfriend In Nothing But A Trench Coat & It Was An Adventure

By Dayna Troisi
Let me tell you about the time I showed up at my girlfriend's house in nothing but a trench coat. The funny part of this essay would presumably be me navigating a way to sit on the subway without exposing my bare a** to the germ-smothered seat, but…

My First Date With A Woman Was Nothing Like What I Expected & I'll Never Forget It

By Dayna Troisi
I can’t remember my first kiss. I can’t remember if I lost my virginity to a girl or a boy first. I’m not even sure who my first real crush was – I had a lot at once. But one milestone that I remember viscerally was my first date with a woman. I…

I Had Sex In Front Of A Mirror & Was Shocked By How It Made Me Feel

By Dayna Troisi
As someone who grew up fantasizing about being a porn star, sexted with strangers from AOL chat rooms, and was something slutty for Halloween ever since I was five, it only makes sense that I grew into a sexual AF adult. I’ve made a career out of my…

I Performed A Magical Love Spell With My Girlfriend & Learned A Surprising Lesson

By Dayna Troisi
I was wasted eating a grilled cheese when I had the first impulse to say “I love you” to my girlfriend, Ryan. But when I caught a glimpse of myself in the restaurant bathroom mirror, ketchup in the corner of my mouth, eyes wildly unfocused, I was…

10 Things No One Tells You About The Day Your Ex Gets Engaged (But I Will)

By Dayna Troisi
I’ve had many struggles in my life: my weave fell off on the street once, I can’t stop ordering latex pants, and I’ve been neglecting my obscenely expensive Flywheel classes to have sex with my girlfriend. (I actually have real struggles, too,…

I Cheated On My Girlfriend — Here Are 15 Things I Wish I Had Known Beforehand

By Dayna Troisi
There comes a time in every relationship when your pillow talk turns from sexual fantasies to childhood memories to the uncomfortable questions you’ve been dying to ask about each other’s past relationships: “When was your last serious girlfriend?”…

What A Threesome Is Like & 20 Things To Know Before You Try One

By Dayna Troisi
A few weeks ago, I was out with a girl that I’m dating and her friends. One of her friends teased her about her college threesome, and I was like, "Oh yeah, I went through a threesome phase too,” and she was like all like, "Phase?" I was like, "....…

I Made Dinner For My Date Using Only Aphrodisiacs & The Results Were Shocking

By Dayna Troisi
Last night, this dyke princess got domesticated. I've been seeing Ryan* for about a month. We're three dates deep, which in lesbian years is the appropriate amount of time to invite someone over for a lavish, home-cooked meal made entirely of…

I Broke Up With My Girlfriend On Valentine's Day & I Don't Regret The Timing

By Dayna Troisi
I grew up fantasizing about perfectly romantic Valentine's Days: a candlelit dinner, Champagne, lavish gifts, and a good f*ck. I had many lame Valentine’s Days with my high school ex-girlfriend that didn’t live up to those expectations. We’d get one…