"Sex should not only be fun, but also safe," Legal Fling creator Rick Schmitz, chief executive of tech company Legal Things, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Thursday. The app is about setting clear rules and boundaries at forehand and making sure they are followed.
"You're not going to ask someone to sign a contract before sex; Legal Fling is an easy way to clearly set and communicate rules and boundaries before having sex." The app's creators said they came up with the idea as a practical response to Sweden's proposal to introduce legislation requiring explicit consent for sexual contact later this year. pic.twitter.com/y MKCg Pyg8f—@livecontracts The app uses blockchain, the technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin, making it impossible for anyone to tamper with the agreement.
The prosecution must prove not only the victim's age at the time of the alleged sexual encounter, but must also prove that sexual intercourse occurred.
An experienced statutory rape defense lawyer will look at mitigating circumstances, including prior false accusations, and will place the burden of proof on the prosecution.
Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity.
There are many ways to give consent, and some of those are discussed below.
The Legal Fling app, which lets users set out which practices they are and are not comfortable with, records sexual consent in a legally binding agreement.
For example, agreeing to kiss someone doesn’t give that person permission to remove your clothes.
Having sex with someone in the past doesn’t give that person permission to have sex with you again in the future.
Consent doesn’t have to be verbal, but verbally agreeing to different sexual activities can help both you and your partner respect each other’s boundaries.
When you’re engaging in sexual activity, consent is about communication. Giving consent for one activity, one time, does not mean giving consent for increased or recurring sexual contact.