Legal Fling? There are REALLY apps out there for sexual consent

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

After a year where sexual harassment stories and the #metoo movement have dominated headlines, a controversial new app claims it can help solve the issue of sexual consent by providing 'legal proof'.

While we think it's a great idea, we can understand why people will still be a little hesitant and insecure to bring the phone app into the bedroom.

But this isn't a "Fifty Shades of Grey" type of contract.

Inverse Innovation reported the concept of LegalFling is based on a decision made by Swedish parliament to enforce receiving explicit consent before engaging in any form of sexual intercourse.

"Sex should be fun and safe, but nowadays a lot of things can go wrong", the site reads.

"While you're protected by law, litigating any offenses through court is almost impossible in reality".

The app will work by actually entering the consenting participants into a binding legal contract, or a Live Contract - and breaking any of the aforementioned rules is a breach of contract.

And if you're anxious about details of your intimate relationships ending up on the cloud, LegalFling says each contract is secured using blockchain, the same technology that protects cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

Rather than having potential partners sign on the dotted line, your "fling" simply needs to click to consent.

Contracts created using LegalFling can also be customized; Users can decide whether they want to prohibit having sex without a condom as well as requesting the other party is STD-free.

And the creators of the app have attempted to make safe consensual sex as simple as possible - users can WhatsApp, text message, or Facebook message their requests.

However, most importantly, the same given consent can also be withdrawn just as easily.

LegalFling still has to receive the approval of Google and Apple before it can be downloaded.

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