The App that ‘proves’ Sex is Consensual (Poll)

We hear a lot about rape these days. The stories are usually the same; the woman (or man) say they have been raped, the guy asks what they are talking about as they say it was consensual, and as it is usually one person’s word against another we are left with a bit of a mess. Rape convictions are low, but the stain on a man’s character as there is perceived to be ‘no smoke without fire’ will last a lifetime, irrespective of moral guilt.

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So what can we do about that? Is there anything we can do to make sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to consent?

Well it seems there may be an answer. LegalFling is an app which claims to be filling a void in the minefield that is dating.

LegalFling says on its website that sex should not only be fun, it should ‘also be safe for everyone’.

A Positive Step?

When a person receives a request on LegalFling and they press accept, the app claims you have entered into a legally binding agreement.

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There are other sections too. If you are into BDSM or using explicit language, they can all be selected in advance as a way of legally proving knowledge of what you’re both going to get up to.

But what about privacy? Well according to LegalFling. only the transaction hash is stored and time-stamped in the blockchain. This is is supposed to guarantee privacy which is obviously a good thing.

The app is still subject to approval by Apple and Google, but LegalFling says it won’t be long before it can be downloaded.

Possible Problems

One problem with this could be the concept that someone can withdraw their consent at any time, even after having given it at some point. This could well be used as an excuse for the guy to think ‘oh what the hell, they have signed up for it’.

I also wonder whether it would be used. In the throws of passion as you are heading to the bed are you really going to stop, go to you phone and open the app? Then again I am getting older now and have no need to meet random women for sex. I suspect the issue of consent is more important for those that are in the firing line.

So what do you think? Is it something you would use? Or is it a case of the nanny culture gone mad? You can let us know by voting in the poll below.

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Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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