Sexual consent app developed for Denmark’s tough explicit consent law is good for ‘one intercourse’

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A new app launched in Denmark allows people to register their sexual consent with their smartphones after the country toughened its rape laws in December

It turns out that sexual freedom means the government now dictates your sex life, and a smartphone app tells you when you’re allowed and for how long.

After Denmark toughened its rape laws to require explicit consent from would-be bed partners, a new phone app now allows lovers to grant permission “on the record” in case things go sour. The tap of a button on the iConsent app in fact gives permission for “one intercourse” which is good for 24 hours but can be rescinded at any time.

Because it’s so romantic to include law enforcement and lawyers in your sex plans.

As an added bonus, the app stores encrypted data for potential use in criminal inquiries. That is, the next big data breach might include lists of whom everyone has agreed to have sex with. At least for 24 hours.

Only don’t worry; that information is stored on “secure servers.”

The app has met with a cool reception. Experts have doubted whether it could ever really be used in court. The UK Times dubbed it “an anticlimax.”

Denmark’s parliament passed a new law in December widening the definition of rape to include any sex without explicit consent. Previously, prosecutors had to show that the rapist had used violence or attacked someone who was unable to resist.

The iConsent app was launched the same month, in time for the new law coming into effect on Jan. 1.

Developers say the app gives people the “opportunity to document your consent to intercourse” by letting lovers send and receive requests via their phones.

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