Do you remember your first kiss? For many of us, it might have been pretty awkward. That's why Edgar and Marathon students got a course on being confident when approaching someone they like, but also how to set boundaries so they don't go too far, too soon.
It can be an awkward topic for both kids and parents: teen dating.
"How to intervene at a party where you see somebody trying to purposely take advantage of a drunk person, that is going to be sexual assault, that person can't consent, so we gave them the skills on how to do that."
Mike Domitrz is the founder of The Date Safe Project. He travels the country speaking on struggles teens see everyday, but also on that always uncomfortable first kiss...
If you're on a first day and you feel a connection with someone, Mike says it may be awkward, but don't lean in, just as, 'can I kiss you?'.
"If you can ask," Mike explained, " it shows you don't fear the answer, and if you don't fear the answer, that's the ultimate confidence, because you really believe in what you're doing, you're comfortable with what you're doing, that's the greatest sign of confidence."
Building the right kind of confidence isn't his only point. Mike says many young adults have a skewed perception of sexual understanding, partly because of how easy it is for anyone to get sexual content.
"Teenagers see it and go, 'oh, that must be what sexy is'," said Mike, "and its really doing damage to understanding what really healthy intimacy is."
Mike has been spreading his message for years, and students here definitely took something away.
"I think its important because it can happen to anybody," said Edgar HS Freshman, Hanna Lang, "it can just happen, doesn't have to be anything special, it can happen anywhere."
"I don't really get into that stuff much," said Edgar HS Senior, Sam Welch, "but when the time comes, I probably will do the right thing."
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