Mike Domitrz is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to one being built on consent and respect. For over two decades educators military families colleges and individuals of all have sought out Mike and his impactful programs and speaking engagements.
Everyone people of all ages genders sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds need to hear the challenging and life-changing message in his just released book Can I Kiss You?
Can I Kiss You? is a fun helpful journey revealing the faults of body language the joys of talking the serious impact of wrongful behaviors how to EXPECT RESPECT from your partners throughout all facets of a relationship how to help your family and friends and much more! Best of all you are going to gain realistic skills you will have fun using in your life and sharing with those you love (both children and adults).
This insightful book full of candid advice real-life scenarios and interactive exercises is revolutionizing each person's approach to dating & building respect &ndash all while helping address the reality of sexual assault in today's culture including how to intervene to help others.
While most people simply "make their move" on a date Mike Domitrz reveals why asking first makes all the difference.
Mike Domitrz is known for the impact his programs trainings and publications have made across the world for parents teenagers families educational institutions the US military and the media. You may have seen him as the featured expert on Dateline NBC's "My Kid Would Never Do That."
Today Mike is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to one being built on consent and respect &ndash discussing sexual decision-making asking first healthy relationships bystander intervention and supporting survivors of sexual assault. As the brother of a rape survivor Mike's mission is personal.
His ability to share powerful emotional moments (both serious and hilariously funny) while giving readers and audiences realistic "How To" SKILLS to implement in their lives is what separates Mike's message from other experts and authors. Mike is an author with an unique combination of Provocateur and Advocate who captivates readers throughout his books.
Can I Kiss You? may be one of the most important books you ever read. Mike Domitrz's important work changes and saves lives! Read this book then re-read it. And make sure to get copies for anyone you love and care about."- James Malinchak Featured on ABCs Hit TV Show Secret Millionaire Co-Author of the Best-Selling book Chicken Soup for the College Soul
As a sergeant who supervised the San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit for ten years and the founder of End Violence Against Women International I am painfully aware of the need for this book and the outreach Michael J.Domitrz has with young people. When I read the book I immediately thought "I want my nineteen-year-old daughter a university freshman to read this." The book isn't just for young people who are exploring healthy relationships and intimacy. It can also be extremely helpful for parents and other family members who should be talking to the young adults in their lives about healthy relationships and potential abuse. Professionals such as teachers social workers counselors and law enforcement will also find the information useful. I highly recommend adding Can I Kiss You? to your reading list."- Joanne Archambault Executive Director EVAW International
Can I Kiss You? is an excellent read whether you are twelve or have been married sixty years. You'll be challenged to examine your own relationship and how you communicate with others. This book is insightful and gives practical ways to deal with awkward dating situations and human interaction while incorporating themes of respect and honesty throughout."- Ms. Sarah Sullivan Educator Military Victim Advocate and Veteran
Can I Kiss You? is more than a sexual assault book-it is more than a dating book. Its pages are filled with valuable life-saving scenarios questions and solutions it will empower you with heightened awareness that could save your life or the life of someone you know!"- Becky Mackintosh Author Speaker Teacher Mother and Grandmother
"Domitrz's Can I Kiss You? is one of the greatest resources regarding respect consent and relationships. Filled with knowledge examples interactive exercises and links to web-based resources this book will be useful to anyone seeking guidance in developing healthy relationships parents wishing to address more than the physical element of the &lsquobirds and the bees ' and educators wanting to reduce rates of sexual violence."- Eric S. Davidson PhD MCHES CSPS Director of Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol Other Drug and Violence Prevention
Can I Kiss You? elevates our relationships to a higher moral personal value code."- Jessica Pettitt Diversity Educator & Author
Can I Kiss You? is a &lsquomust read' for parents students and educators. Mike Domitrz breaks through the confusion of body language and assumptions to provide every student with clear specific skill sets for building healthy respectful and wonderful relationships."-Ida Echevarria NYC Board of Education Retired Director of Testing and Assistant Superintendent
Mike Domitrz has provided a terrific resource for anyone who wants to think more deeply about the issues of respect consent sexual assault and anti-violence activism. Can I Kiss You? covers all the territory in language accessible to students parents teachers and anyone else who wants to be a part of the solution when it comes to contributing to an atmosphere of respect and inclusion."- Christopher Kilmartin Ph.D. Professor of Psychological Science University of Mary Washington
Can I Kiss You? breaks new ground by sensitively examining every aspect of physical intimacy from "The Look" to "The Morning After." With gentle humor and a deft hand Mike Domitrz gracefully walks us through the newest issues in this age-old topic. Without condescension or judgment Mike gives our children the tools they need to grow up sensible strong and healthy and with a better appreciation of what makes them-and their partner-comfortable happy and content."- David Altshuler M.S. and Author of Love the Kid You Get. Get the Kid You Love
Can I Kiss You? shifts the focus of our conversation about consent away from what is or is not legal behavior. At its root the act of asking to be intimate is about respect-respect for self and for others. Rather than wonder "Do I have to ask?" readers recognize their desire to ask and be asked and anything less is now disrespectful. This book is a primer for building the confidence and skills needed to have healthy relationships."-Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse Director for the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising Resources and Education (SHARE) Office at Princeton University
Confusion and disregard as it pertains to personal boundaries borders on an epidemic. This is why Can I Kiss You?should be required reading for anyone 9-90."-Robert Siciliano Safety Expert and CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com
While this book is little and geared to all ages the cultural paradigm shift Mike suggests is profound. If our current cultural glamorizing of Game/Boss/Baller could shift to one of demonstrating confidence and respect through asking permission-even for a kiss our world would be a much safer place. This book is a fantastic conversation starter and can be considered useful in forums ranging from classrooms to bedrooms."- Yvette Currie Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Deployed Resiliency Counselor
Can I Kiss You? is direct easy to understand full of great insights and a guide for why and how to ask. I am putting this book on the &lsquomust read' list for both parents and students for our middle schools and high schools to help them better understand the dynamics of relationships."- Margo Chevers Coordinator Tri-Town Domestic Violence Task Force
Can I Kiss You? is filled with lesson plans and creative approaches to consent education. I can't imagine doing a consent presentation without using something I've read in this book!"- Kristen Altenau Keen Sexual Violence Prevention Education Coordinator University of Dayton
Can I Kiss You? will provide hours of great conversation about sexual assault and how we can have a positive impact on stemming the ever-growing tide of new victims and offenders."-Tim Meacham University of Richmond Police Office and Educator of Sexual Assault Awareness
This amazing book bravely and courageously goes where no book has gone before. It provokes ideas and discussions about relationships and intimacy that are so compelling it should be required reading in every classroom in the country. Highly interactive parents educators and students will find insight inspiration and encouragement on every page. As a mother of four grown daughters I only wish I had read this book sooner.-Stacy Allegro Mom and Author
Mike's message is so powerful for anyone at any age wanting to explore how to communicate with respect while dating or being intimate with others. Can I Kiss You? is more than a book about sexual assault awareness it's an empowering personal development book that will change your life. -Berni Xiong Intuitive Branding Coach and Reiki Master
Can I Kiss You? is a wonderful tool for pre-teens to adults. It is such an easy read and brings a different light to healthy relationships to include consent respect and intervention techniques. I use it for myself my children and in prevention training as an educator and victim's advocate."- Ms. Jamie Cram Mom Educator and Victim Advocate
Can I Kiss You? is filled with examples and practical activities to help you have the often unconquerable conversations about kissing sex and more-before things get out of control. A must read book for everyone all genders and sexual orientations who want to make sure the relations they have are truly consensual."- Phil Gerbyshak Speaker and Author of 10 Ways to Make It Great
This book is about reducing sexual assault but also about building healthy and fulfilling relationships learning and practicing effective communication skills building self-respect and creating a better world. Domitrz skillfully incorporates the most recent research and thinking in gender and sexuality into a text that is accessible practical and effective."- Tal Peretz Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Auburn University
As someone who's been working with feminist collectives and women's support groups in a country torn by sexist traditions I found Can I Kiss You? to be a source of useful information and strategies to deal with abusive relationships and sexual assault. It is a required read for anyone interested in building a safer more equal and respectful world."- Henrique Marques Samyn Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) Brazil
Michael Domitrz hits the mark with this book! As a parent physician and educator for over thirty years I have seen how communication can change our lives. Michael's insight and expertise on this topic is second to none!"- Dr. Rick Goodman CSP
Can I Kiss You? is a great primer on consent in dating and intimate relationships. Mike has an ability to explain things in simple and accessible ways that are also powerful and memorable. He not only describes ways of communicating and interacting but he also points out the absurdity of not doing so. This great resource is inclusive of all kinds of relationships for those wanting to learn about consent and those who want to teach others about it-including parents and educators of all kinds."- Keith E. Edwards PhD Leadership Coach Speaker and Consultant on College Men Sexual Assault Prevention and Social Justice Education
Don't let the title fool you. Can I Kiss You? is more than a guidebook on how to navigate dating and sex for youth. It shows readers of all ages how to navigate healthy boundaries in long-term relationships as well as practical tips on effectively supporting survivors of sexual assault. College Residence Life and Counseling Staff should integrate the principles of this book to improve campus safety and overall student health."- Jennifer L. FitzPatrick MSW LCSW-C CSP Adjunct Instructor Johns Hopkins University
Can I Kiss You? is an insightful breakdown of the often complex issues relating to relationships. It offers examples to overcome both misunderstandings and even blatant manipulation in dating. As a former investigator assigned to a police Sensitive Crimes Unit I have a special appreciation and respect for all aspects of Mike's mission which begins with the pertinent information contained in this most important book."- Detective Rick Haines (Ret) Sensitive Crimes Unit Waukesha Police Department