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14th Jul 2016

Amy Schumer has revealed that her first sexual experience was not consensual

Cassie Delaney

Thanks to works like Asking for It, the topic of sexual consent has been placed high on the news agenda.

Recent incidences like the Standford rape case have also helped continue the debate and prompted conversation about the issue. Input from celebrities has always been high with Lena Dunham being amongst the cohort of women who had spoken about negative sexual encounters.

Amy Schumer has just joined the conversation by revealing to Marie Claire that her first sexual experience was not a positive one.

In the interview with Allison Glock, the 35-year-old revealed:

My first sexual experience 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.”

The comedian continues to say that the man is no longer in her life and she doesn’t feel like he need to be punished.

“This was 17 years ago. There are just so many factors,” she said.

Schumer continued to say that the absence of consent was echoed later in life.

“I had another time with a boyfriend where I was saying, ‘No, stop,’ and it was just completely ignored,” she said.

Later in the interview, Schumer alludes to the fact that society has a certain perception of “the victim.”

“You know, with the rape survivor, it’s not just shaming, it’s fury,” she said.

“It makes people so mad if you’re not a perfect victim.”