Rape culture

Amy Schumer says she lost her virginity at 17 during a non-consensual encounter

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. (Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Amy Schumer’s first sexual experience was non-consensual, the comedian and actress told Marie Claire in an interview due out next month. Schumer said she didn’t realize exactly what had happened at the time, but the experience around losing her virginity at age 17 was “not a good one.”

“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, now 35, said that she doesn’t feel the need to punish the man for something that happened 17 years ago, and that he isn’t in her life anymore. Schumer also had another experience in which a boyfriend continued having sex with her while she was telling him “no” and “stop,” but that she didn’t specifically identify herself as a victim. She did, however, criticize the culture of victim-blaming.

“You know, with the rape survivor, it’s not just shaming, it’s fury,” Schumer said. “It makes people so mad if you’re not a perfect victim.”

Read the full story at The Huffington Post and in the August issue of Marie Claire.

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