DateSafeProject.org Blogger, Speaker, and Author, including “Can I Kiss You?”
As the Founder of The DATE SAFE Project, Mike Domitrz has dedicated his life to reducing sexual assault. His work is based on the core principle that every person deserves for each sexual experience to be consensual (requested, wanted, freely given, and received between 2 people of legal age and sound mind).
Mike teaches how-to skills for healthy dating and intimacy, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors through his “Can I Kiss You?” program and trainings, which he delivers in school systems, at universities, and on military institutions around the world to over 30,000 people each year.
Mike is also the author of two books, "Can I Kiss- You? A thought-provoking look at relationships, intimacy, and sexual assault" and "Voices of Courage." His DVD for parents titled "HELP! My Teen Is Dating" was recognized as One of the Top 50 Books by RadicalParenting.com.
Today, Mike is considered one of the leading voices for discussing how society addresses consent, bystander intervention, and respect in sexual decision-making. His unique approach is to shift the focus from the stereotypical messaging of telling people what "NOT TO DO" to instead sharing specific what "TO DO" steps everyone can implement instantly and feel good about doing so.
The DATE SAFE Project takes him around the world conducting trainings for the US Military - from Europe to Asia to the Middle East to Guantanamo Bay. Each Fall, he speaks on university campuses across the country and throughout Canada. As news stories are breaking, you might catch Mike on the local ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX affiliates around the country providing unique insights.
Mike found his calling to create The DATE SAFE Project as a college sophomore, when he learned that his sister had been sexually assaulted. In the years after, he decided to dedicate his life to transforming societies’ views on the importance of asking first to insure each person has a choice.
Have a question on asking first and respect? Let Mike know. After all, he is all about asking! - email firstname.lastname@example.org