This App Could Be The New Way You Consent To Sex (Seriously)

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It's 1 AM. You've stumbled into an unknown apartment, led by the hand of a man you met just two hours prior. You can't stop kissing each other as you make your way towards his bedroom. Just before he begins to peel off your dark wash denim, you grab your phone and open up an app that will allow you and your conquest to confirm that you're both consenting to what's to come.

Thanks to newly introduced app Good2Go, an implied go-ahead could be a thing of the past — that is, if you remember to launch it before you do the dirty. The app is trying to revolutionize the way we have sex today, giving users a better understanding of what consent really means. However, it's not as simple as just hitting "yes" or "no." A Slate writer who tried the app for herself said that it was much more time consuming than the the promotional video made it seem. It took her and her partner four minutes to complete the process.

While the intentions behind Good2Go are in the right place, it appears they might get lost in the execution. The sad truth is that there would be no need for services such as Good2Go if confusion about consent wasn't "a thing." Which, let's face it, it shouldn't be: When someone (a man or a woman) wants to have sex, it should be clear. If not, you shouldn't be having sex. It's as simple as that.

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Diana Pearl
Diana Pearl

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