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    There’s an app to create “consensual sex” contracts

    There’s an app to create “consensual sex” contracts

    Is there a more perfect example of how neo-feminism and the sexual revolution have ruined sex?

    Is there a more perfect example of how neo-feminism and the sexual revolution have ruined sex? I don’t think so.

    Before heading out on a date, booty call, or a late-night Netflix and chill, LegalFling allows users to send a sexual consent contract via a phone app.

    From LegalFling:

    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.

    “A lot can go wrong.” Yes, like hooking up will countless people, treating sex as an act as casual as reading a book, and then blaming other people for remorse-filled, poor decision-making. But I digress.

    Users can even select the kinds of sexual engagement they’re comfortable with:

    Everything, and I mean, everything about this is wrong.

    If you must have a contract to protect yourself from the person with whom you want to have sex, I don’t know, MAYBE DON’T HAVE SEX THEM?!

    Hookup culture has destroyed intimacy and has successfully perverted sex from a joy and connection between two loving partners in a committed relationship into a legal contract.

    Ten years ago, this was parody. Sadly, it’s become reality.

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    Comments


    I thought that the purpose of a contract was to establish the parameters around a meeting of the minds, not a meeting of the, ah, naughty bits. And how do the parties to the contract establish the value of the consideration, or for that matter, even define what it is?


       
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      Edward in reply to MTED. | January 18, 2018 at 10:10 am

      People have been contracting for services involving the meeting of the “naughty bits” for far longer than most other businesses have existed. The contract is verbal, sets the amount agreed upon as the value of the services rendered and defines what those services will be.

      But you knew all that. 😉

    The only way for the male to protect himself is to video tape the entire encounter.


     
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    Albigensian | January 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I suppose this was inevitable, yet there’s not only revocation of consent to consider but also the possibility of an “I was pressured into it” accusation (or even, “he made me tap the phone” or, “he gained control of the phone and ‘consented’ for me).

    But if even repeated after-the-fact romantic texts sent by the accuser to the accused are insuficient evidence that an assault almost certainly didn’t happen (as has been the case in some Kollege Kangaroo Kourt cases) then how could something like this ever hope to prevail?

    After all, this app doesn’t come close to measuring the “enthusiastic” in “enthusiastic consent,” nor can it measure the degree to which the parties may be too impaired to consent, let alone address the tragedy of morning-after regret (and especially when that “morning after” may not manifest until many months later, perhaps when some helpful person encourages the accuser realize that, yes, no matter what you said or did at the time, it must have been assault after all, for why else would you regret it?).

    A “safe harbor” app? Why, jujst the use of such an app will be considered evidence of applying undue pressure to consent!

    This app is a classic case of the requirements changing during development.

    If the light of all the recent Hollywood abuse charges, the app should have a stepped approach to consent. But even that would get complicated. Would kissing come before holding hands? Where would caressing backside during photo ops fit it?


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