Dating has become a little more complicated in the age of smartphones, apps and the internet. There are many apps and dating sites to help one meet their significant other, or meet the perfect one for the night.
Now there’s a new app that allows potential sex partners to give one another sexual consent via smartphone.
The app is targeted towards “college-age adults,” and Good2Go claims itself as an app that “seeks to prevent or reduce sexual abuse, miscommunication, or regretted activities by facilitating communication and creating a pause before sexual activity so that both parties can ask and gain affirmative consent.”
Simply put, Good2Go tells those who are interested in getting together for the night whether or not both parties are on the same level.
A user first has to input their sobriety level.
The app’s website explains the process of using Good2Go as follows:
“Before asking a girl to come back to his room, a guy would launch the app, which asks the question “Are you Good2Go?” and hand his phone to the girl. She may indicate yes or no, but if she is interested and says yes, she will be asked about her level of sobriety. If she answers “Sober,” “Mildly Intoxicated,” or “Intoxicated but Good2Go” (anything other than “Pretty Wasted”), she will be asked to enter her phone number and the app will verify her identity. This process can bring clarity to the situation and help reduce the possibility of miscommunication. If a man does not receive a positive response, he should not start an encounter.”
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Good2Go, which was released last week, has created major buzz in light of ongoing investigations into college campus sexual assault cases across the U.S. and Canada, and California’s new “yes means yes” bill.
A Good2Go blog post on their site reads:
“A few months ago, Good2Go was just an idea that we discussed among several college students and their parents. We saw first-hand how devastating sexual assaults can be for survivors, the accused, and all the people who know them. We saw colleges and universities puzzle over how to help survivors, account accurately for what they knew was happening on campuses (but may not be acknowledging publicly), and how to adjudicate fairly in disciplinary hearings.”
“How can school administrations and the government really prevent sexual assaults?” the post continues. “Put the power right in the hands of students.”
Do you think this is a good idea? If you’re intoxicated, would you really use this app first before having sex? Do you think anyone would bother to do this? Do you think this could actually help prevent sexual assault?
– Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –