I made a decision in high school to live my life without regrets. No matter what happened I would come to terms with the situation but not regret it. I am the type of person that just loves talking to people, so I downloaded tinder. I got the app just to talk to people and not expect anything to come from it. I know that if you are meeting someone to meet in a public place. Things didn’t happen that way. Well I met a guy a week ago. This guy was very forceful in wanting to come over at 1 a.m. and just showed up at my dorm. I had established to him before he showed up that I refused to do anything with him and that we were strictly watching a movie. At the beginning, everything was fine, then before I knew it, he was pulling my pants down and had his hand wrapped around my neck. Everything happened so fast and I was in such shock that I couldn’t even say anything, let alone scream. He didn’t even ask me if I was okay with anything. I was holding back tears the entire time. I tried banging my hand on the wall so that my roommate would hear it, but my body was so weak I had no strength to do anything. He had such force on me that it felt like he was trying to kill me. With his hands around my throat my vision started blurring and I could feel my body starting to want to shut down. I think the worst of this all was that he didn’t use a condom. When he left, I sat in the corner of my room shaking and crying and my roommate came over and saw me and just broke down because she couldn’t help me. When he got home texting me saying, “excuse me if I’m wrong but I feel as you enjoyed that a lot” and I just wanted to scream. A few of my friends have said that I should regret it and that it’s my fault for letting him come over. Well I don’t regret it. I slightly feel as though it is my fault for even letting him come in, but I don’t regret it. It’s a learning experience. I just wanted to share this because I’m done being silent about things that happen in my life. My hope is that sharing my story will help at least one person feel brave enough to share their story.