A new hookup app creates “legally binding” consent contracts for participants in sexual encounters.
According to the New York Post, LegalFling “claims to be the first app to give users a ‘legally binding agreement’ before getting it on,” and “also allows users to ‘match sexual preferences’ before a fling to ensure the ‘do’s and don’t’s are clear… to set the rules before play.'”
The app reportedly “records sexual consent as well as privacy for videos and photos,” and “uses blockchain technology to create private, time-stamped records that are linked and secured using cryptography.”
“Consent can also be withdrawn with a swipe, which ends the legal agreement. And if there’s a breach of contract, app users can ‘escalate a breach,’ which would trigger ‘cease and desist letters and enforcing penalty payments,'” reported the New York Post. “However, whether the contract holds up in court depends on the country of residence, the site notes.”
On their website, LegalFling advertises that with their service, “any leaking of [sex tape] footage is a breach of contract and easy to take to court.”
“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,” they explained. “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.”