Amy Schumer reveals first sexual contact was not consensual
15 July 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
New York City, NY, United States (4E) – Amy Schumer just revealed in her recent interview with Marie Claire that her first sexual encounter was not actually consensual.
The comedienne lost her virginity when she was 17 years old and she revealed that her first sexual experience was not a good one.
Schumer shared, "I didn't think about it until I started reading my journal again. When it happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway. It was like, ‘And then I looked down and realized he was inside me. He was saying, 'I'm so sorry' and 'I can't believe I did this.'"
Schumer said that the man she had her first sexual experience with is no longer in her life and she does not feel the need to punish him for the incident. She continued to reveal that there was also that one time when she was with a boyfriend and she tried to stop him from having sexual intercourse with her but she was ignored.
However, the comedienne revealed that revisiting her journal was painful. Schumer kept a journal with her from the age of 12 to 23. She shared, "I felt bad for myself. The ugliness, the embarrassing s**t – it's all there." She also said that when she reached sophomore year in college, she went from having intercourse with two guys to 10. She admitted that it was a dark time for her and that she did not like the guys she had encounters with but she wanted them to like her.
The 35-year-old also does not consider herself a victim but said that the culture about victim-blaming is something she does not like. She shared, "You know, with the rape survivor, it's not just shaming, it's fury. It makes people so mad if you're not a perfect victim.”
As for now, Schumer is in a happy relationship with Chicago-based furniture designer Ben Hanisch . She told Marie Claire magazine, "I feel like Ben is the first guy who's really been my boyfriend. There are guys who, if they heard me say that, would want to punch me in the face, but, yeah, it's the truth."
She went on to say that being in love, for her, is the scariest thing in the world. She shared that whenever she and Hanisch say goodbye to each other, she thinks that nothing is real and he is going to leave her. Schumer said that she feels bad for her boyfriend as it might be exhausting to date her.
Read more about Schumer’s interview for the August edition of Marie Claire, which will hit newsstands on July 19.