Chloe Garcia, a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) and a research assistant on the IMPACTS Project, was interviewed by VICE about consent in the context of a new dating app called LegalFling.
LegalFling brings consent to the forefront of the conversation by having users explicitly outline what they consent to and what they will not consent to in a sexual interaction. As such, the matched users can then both click a button to establish what the app refers to as a legally-binding agreement. Here's how LegalFling describes it on their website:
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.
Chloe considers both the pros and cons of LegalFling in the article. Be sure to read Chloe's interview in VICE by clicking here.