Sexual consent training sessions use humor to teach armed forces

WASHINGTON — In an effort to educate members of the Air Force on sexual assault prevention, the United States armed forces are calling on an expert to the tune of $10,000.

Mike Domitrz has been awarded a contract to present three “May I Kiss You?” training sessions as part of his Date Safe Project.

While the sessions will be held at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, the new contract is only the latest government contract for Domitrz who travels around the world speaking at bases and colleges. His presentations are known for being both humorous and clean, according to the contract.

Nearby, Domitrz will be presenting at Fort Meade on April 14 and at Fort Belvoir on April 15.

Domitrz was inspired to speak to men after his sister’s 1989 rape. On his website his bio reads, “The average person was NOT relating to the importance of needing to have permission before engaging in an intimate act with another person. Most individuals did not realize their current dating practices were based on standards of disrespect.”

He began presenting to schools in the early 1990s and founded The Date Safe Project, Inc. in 2003.

In each session, Domitrz covers bystander intervention, verbal consent, survivor support, respecting boundaries and making sexual decisions.


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