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“Consent is a mutual, amazing experience.” - Mike Domitrz
Mike Domitrz is a man on a mission to dramatically improve society’s approach to healthy dating and relationships by creating a better understanding of how “consent” is obtained in intimacy to prevent sexual assaults and rape.
“Are you asking the question in the first place that allows them to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ before it happens?” - Mike Domitrz
When his own family was impacted by sexual assault, Mike decided to make a difference, creating an engaging and entertaining program for schools called “Can I Kiss You?” which eventually evolved into The Date Safe Project at http://datesafeproject.com/
“When a partner tries to stop you, a lot of times the reaction is ‘why? Why don’t you wanna keep going?’” - Mike Domitrz
In this episode, Mike shares his story and the mission of his organization, as well as the advantages and pitfalls of being a man working to find solutions to the problem of sexual assaults, rape. Gender and cultural norms are not inherently negative, they are tools that can be leveraged to transform intimacy and create healthy relationships.