Casarona, who was 21 at the time, stopped after seeing what had happened, a move that his girlfriend, 22-year old Jen Gerakaris, didn’t appreciate at the time.
“Why’d you stop?” she asked after pulling her head out of the wall. “He looked like he was about to have a heart attack. So I just wanted to lighten the mood.”
His first reaction?
“I killed her,” Casarona recalled thinking. “This is my first time. And Jen is dead.”
Gerakaris soon became dizzy and nauseous so Casarona brought her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a concussion.
Despite her injury, Gerakaris didn’t regret the decision.
"I knew he was a virgin and I honestly didn’t care," Gerakaris said. "We were dating for a little while and he hadn’t put any moves on me yet so I made a move. In the beginning, there were lots of pillows and we didn’t do it anywhere near a wall."
Casarona and Gerakaris, who are no longer dating but have remained friends, will share the story on TLC’s new show, Sex Sent Me to the ER, which premiers Dec. 28.
“I was friends with him before and, of course, our friends know the story,” Gerakaris said. “It’s a story we always tell over drinks.”
It isn’t one that their parents have ever heard. “My parents didn’t even know about the wall. I had Gregg fix it and thank God I still had matching paint,” Gerakaris said.