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One Night.

One night. One night is all that it takes for your life to change. And before that night, I was a virgin.

My name is Danie Lynne, I am 18 years old and a Freshman in college. All my life, I have been a pretty typical person. I never got into trouble and I had friends and was good in school.

One night, my friend invited me to this party that her friend was throwing. I had never had alcohol, let alone a real party before. I was nervous, but some what excited. My friend and I got ready together and then headed off to the party. The party was fun and everyone was having a good time, dancing and drinking. I was introduced by my friend to this guy named Tyler. He was cute and very charming. He and I had talked all night and we were having a great time. After awhile, he noticed that I was drinking. He asked me if I wanted a drink. I initially refused, but he convinced me that it would be fine. He went to the kitchen and made me some type of mixed drink. I didn't think anything of it because he was so nice and didn't seem creepy or dangerous at all. After I drank my drink, I began to notice that I was losing my sense of balance and I became very disoriented.

It was coming to the end of the party and my friend and her boyfriend were getting ready to leave. She asked me if I needed a ride, but Tyler jumped in and said that he would take me home. AT the time I didn't think anything of it so I agreed. As everyone left, I was sitting on the couch and I was feeling more and more disoriented.

I think I must have fallen asleep on the couch because all of a sudden, I realized that everyone had left and that Tyler had picked me up and was carrying me to his room. He lay me down on the bed and I was so confused. He starting kissing me and told me that I was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. I starting feeling sick and I told him that I wanted to go home. all of a sudden, he lay on top of me and told me that I wasn't going anywhere. That's when I knew I was in serious danger. I starting shouting and telling him no and hitting him but I was very weak. I must have passed out because I can't remember all of what happened next.

The next morning, I woke up in his bed, completely naked. I was terrified and confused. Tyler was sleeping so I got up quietly and grabbed my clothes and headed for the bathroom. When I looked in the mirror, I was horrified. I had two black eyes, a bloody swollen lip, and bite marks and bruises all over my body. The worst of all was that I had blood all the way down my legs. I started to cry but I knew I needed to be quiet so I wouldn't wake him up. I immediately called my friend to come get me. She picked me up and she burst into tears. She then immediately rushed me to the hospital. At the hospital, they did a full exam and contacted the police. The nurse later told me that they found traces of rufilin and other drugs in my system. I had never taken drugs so we all concluded that Tyler put them in my drink.

This is the absolute hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life. It only happened a little over a month ago. I am taking this all day by day and have sought help in the form of counseling. I am so blessed to have such a supportive network of friends and family around me.

To who may ever be reading this and going through the same thing,
I just want you to know that you are not alone. I cannot stress that enough. Remember that, you are not alone! I pray for all of you and send hugs and love your way. Stay strong <3
DanieLynne DanieLynne 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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If you want to hold on to your virginity, you have to be more resposible and not take drinks from strangers no matter how nice they are
The nicest guys get very horny too

This comment is disgusting and should be deleted. Victim blaming is never the answer- how can you blame her for not 'holding onto her virginity' when she clearly did not consent. No means no, whatever the situation!!
Nice guys can get horny, yes. But nice guys never rape. And rape is about power, it has nothing to do with being horny.
It's comments like this that contribute to the victim blaming culture of society

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This story breaks my heart in so many ways. I see myself and my experiences a lot in this story. I would never wish something so tragic on anyone. I know you're a beautiful person. You're in my heart and prayers. Be strong and message me if you need someone to talk to or anything

I hope this guy will pay what the did to you. He's not getting away from it. I hope your strength and courage will guide you through this difficult time.