A new, crassly-named sexual consent app is pitched as the arbiter of when a drunken hook-up is and is not permissible.
Good2Go from Santon Technologies is a series of questions designed to determine whether sex has been consented to, and whether that consent is negated by drunkenness.
The first question should to be posed before the boy and girl (or any same-sex combination) go home together. The app will ask “Are you Good2Go?” to which the respondent can say “yes,” “no” or “yes but.”
Should they opt for yes, the app will then ask how drunk they are, to which the options are “sober,” “mildly intoxicated,” “intoxicated but Good2Go” or “pretty wasted.”
If the respondent admits they are “pretty wasted” then the app will say that consent has not and will not be granted tonight. If they choose any of the other options, the respondent will enter their phone number to verify their identity – consent has been granted.
Creator Lee Ann Allman said the app aims to “help people make responsible choices” and reduce sexual assaults, particularly those at university campuses.
Its launch coincides with California’s ‘yes means yes’ law which established consent as “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”
That law is the first step in a nationwide effort to curb sexual assaults.
Although the app was designed with good intentions, Good2Go has riddled with problems.
Who will actually use this app? It’s naïve to think that university students will take a five minute questionnaire before going home together.
Ms Allman told The Washington Post: “To be clear, it is not our policy to disclose these records to just anyone.”
Good2Go is free at both Apple and Google stores.