The app “allows you to request consent from any of your contacts” because “sex should be fun and safe.”
The app in question is LegalFling which claims to be filling a void in the minefield that is dating.
It comes after a year where sexual harassment and the #metoo campaign have dominated the headlines.
Even in Sweden, there is legislation being proposed that would require people to give explicit consent before they have sex.
LegalFling states on its website that sex should not only be fun, it should ‘also be safe for everyone’. If you receive a request on LegalFling and you press accept, the app claims you have entered into a legally binding agreement.
And if one of you breaches that contract by, for example, sharing sex tapes online or withholding information about STDs, you could end up in court.
Consent can also be withdrawn at the touch of button, effectively ending the legal agreement.
The agreements can also be used in long term relationships, with users able to add an infinite duration all the way down to a couple of hours.