Fort Eustis hosts ‘Can I Kiss You?’ workshop for sexual assault prevention


JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (WAVY) — The U.S. Military is looking to make sure soldiers build respectful relationships.

A presentation called “Can I Kiss You?” was held April 25 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis by Mike Domitrz, the founder of a national group called the Date Safe Project, according to a news release from the Department of Defense.

The Date Safe Project advocates for clear understanding of consent. According to the release, Domitrz’s workshop was focused on creating an open dialogue on the subject through humor and personal anecdotes. 

“We want to make Soldiers feel more comfortable with starting a conversation about relationships and intimacy,” Quenita Samuel, 93rd Signal Brigade SHARP victim advocate, said in the release. “I think they will be more receptive in a more engaging and interactive environment as opposed to a policy-driven lecture.”

Domitrz’s “Can I Kiss You?” workshop is one of a few different types of workshops offered for the Military by the Date Safe Project. It’s given hundreds of times across the country each year, according to Date Safe’s website.

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