New App creates controversial sexual consent 'contracts'

Kristine Tarbert

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 by providing ‘legal proof’ of sexual consent.

The app called LegalFling seems to offer the opportunity to give and withdraw consent at the touch of a button. On its website, it says that “sex should not only be fun, it should also be safe for everyone”.

According to the information provided, the app says you will receive a request and after you press accept, you have entered into a legally binding agreement.

The new App claims to offer legally binding contracts. Photo: LegalFling

If a person then breaches the contract, he or she could end up in court.

However, most importantly, that same consent that was given can also be withdrawn just as easily and at any time.

The consent can be withdrawn at any time. Photo: Getty

When putting together the contract, there are a host of options one can choose from or deny interest in: from BDSM, to having a sex tape, and even just using a condom.

The App allows people to choose what they consent to. Photo: LegalFling

And if you’re worried 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.

The app still needs to be approved by both Apple and Google before it will be available to download.

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