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I remember the first time I met him if I knew what it would end up to I would have never started it. At first it started as flirting and then we started to hook up for sex. The sex was good and I enjoyed it. Then after sometime it changed and it was all about him. Him never minding about my feelings. It started becoming painful, after sex i would go to the bathroom and cry as it was painful and the only time he would stop was when he was tired. My vagina was swollen so i had to apply some vaseline for the next round.You wonder why I never walked away but everyday I thought he would change and go back to his old self. For 6 months this went on… until I moved on. It has taken me two years to be intimate with any man.