Amy Schumer Reveals Her First Sexual Experience Wasn't Consensual In Frank New Interview
Amy Schumer talks life, love and sex, revealing her first sexual experience wasn't consensual in a frank cover interview with Glamour. Full story at MTV.co.uk
Comedian Amy Schumer has been getting frank about rape and sexual violence against women. In a new interview she reveals that the way she lost her virginity was in no way consensual sex.
Appearing on the cover of Marie Claire this month, Amy opened up about her own past and revealed that her first sexual experience when she was 17 was a traumatic one.
"My first sexual experience was not a good one,” she tells the magazine. “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 realised he was inside me. He was saying, ‘I’m so sorry’ and ‘I can’t believe I did this'."
This is not the only time Amy has experienced a lack of consent during sex either.
"I had another time with a boyfriend where I was saying, ‘No, stop,’ and it was just completely ignored," she says, explaining that she has never felt like a victim, but that these are issues that need to be addressed.
She added that she is no longer in contact with the men and that understandably they have not remained friends.
Here's hoping that by speaking out about her experiences - as she also has done in her upcoming autobiography - it helps open up the dialogue to get more people talking about rape, because that is exactly what this is: it's rape.
Consent is not optional and no always, always means no.