Picture the scene. You meet a hot date and the chemistry is so strong it postively fizzes over. You go back to your place where you end up breathlessly half naked before you even shut the door. Lustfully clawing at one another, you can barely contain yourself as they reach down…for their phone and ask you to sign a few things. What the? LegalFling is what.
LegalFling is a controversial new app that aims to define the ‘blurred lines’ by generating a live, legally binding contract.
It’s not just aimed at confirming you’re both willingly up for it, but it also hopes to help protect against STDs and ‘revenge porn‘, as well as making things clear about what the ‘no go’ zones in terms of sexual preferences/behaviour. These agreements are made via the app with a tap of a smartphone’s screen.
As well as sending your request for consensual sex to your contact of choice, the app also lets you set your sexual preferences with a list of do’s and won’ts, whether you’re up for photos and videos (don’t do it) whether a condom should be used, a guarantee you’re STD-free and whether you are comfortable with the use of explicit language during the performance.
Whoa. Don’t panic. At the moment, the app isn’t available, but its creators hope LegalFling will gain backing to make it a reality.
In a statement on the firm’s website, a spokesman said: ‘Sex should be fun and safe, but nowadays a lot of things can and do go wrong. While you’re protected by law, litigating any offenses through court is nearly impossible in reality.”
So what do you think? Are we mainly talking about preventing any potential rape alligations? In which case, does signing the app still count if one party is drunk and doesn’t remember tapping the app? And what happens if after signing the app, the person then changes their mind but the then other knows they are now ‘legally bound’ to comply..?
Us? We can see where they’re coming from but people and passion combined ain’t that simple. The lines are still too blurred and as for working our way down a list of do’s and don’t before sex? It kinda kills it for us.Tweet