Dayna Troisi

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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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)

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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

ByDayna 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…

I Followed My Ex On Instagram & This Is (Horrifyingly) What Happened

ByDayna Troisi
Everyone has that one ex that will always low-key f*ck them up. No matter how many times you don’t work out, you’re willing to give it another chance. No matter how late they drunk-text you, you answer. In the words of my best friend, "everyone has…

Going On A Date Without Makeup Was Terrifying, But I Didn't Expect What Happened Next

ByDayna Troisi
I wear lipstick to answer the door for the delivery person. I wear blush to walk to the laundry room. I wear eyeliner to the gym. I wear eyelash extensions to work. I wear all of the above — and more — to bars and clubs. And yet, last week, I went…

I Tried An Open Relationship & Learned That I'm Actually Monogamous

ByDayna Troisi
"What do you think about opening our relationship?" my girlfriend at the time, Grace, texted me. I stared at my phone until my eyes hurt. We'd been dating for four months and I was completely infatuated with her, to say the least. We were similar in…