New App Records Sexual Consent on the Blockchain
A new app could make sex incredibly robotic.
LegalFling would allow couples to verify sexual consent ahead of time, using the blockchain to place their intentions on the record.
Its creators say the app could clear up a lot of confusion and conflict.
“Sex should be fun and safe, but nowadays a lot of things can go wrong. Think of unwanted videos, withholding information about STDs and offensive porn reenactment. While you’re protected by law, litigating any offenses through court is nearly impossible in reality. LegalFling creates a legally binding agreement, which means any offense is a breach of contract. By using the Live Contracts protocol, your private agreement is verifiable using the blockchain and enforceable with a single click.”
If you’re wondering how this would actually work in practice, LegalFling is way ahead of you. The company’s website imagines a romantic moment with your date, when you both decide it’s time to whip out your app.
“During a fun night you meet your fling. Now it’s time to get consent. Does your fling really want to take it further? Simply open the LegalFling app, scroll to your contacts and send a request. Your sexual preferences, including your do’s and don’ts are automatically communicated.
Are you into BDSM but your fling isn’t? LegalFling matches sexual preferences automatically, so you’re immediately aware what your fling doesn’t appreciate and will not consent to.
Hopefully you will not be needing this further down the road. But just in case, feel safe knowing that there is a legally binding agreement. Any violation can be dealt with quickly and privately.”
The creators of LegalFling say they are still working on the app, and will submit it for approval on the App Store and Google Play when it’s ready.