The Drs TV: Good2Go App For Sexual Consent
Dr. Travis Stork brought up the idea that a solution to the growing problem of sexual assaults on campuses could be in the palm of your hand. A new app called Good2Go is the first ever sexual consent app that was inspired by the yes means yes law in California. The app allows users to give formal sexual consent that will be stored permanently in a database that only police can access. Critics say the app will ruin the mood since users are asked to answer a series of questions including their sobriety level and contact information, but developers say that’s the point.
The Doctors: App Supports Affirmative Consent
The Doctors welcomed Lee Ann to the show, the creator of the app, who explained that the app was created after a conversation about affirmative consent, which was confusing to her children. She said her kids asked if there was an app for that, and they found out that nothing like it existed, so they thought they would work on the prevention side to see if something could be created.
Dr. Rachael Ross asked if the type of sex was included in the consent agreement, and Lee Ann said currently no, but it’s part of their current conversation and is something they want to include. She said their goals were to create a pause that would allow the two people to start to talk to each other and make sure their intentions were aligned and there was no miscommunication.
Dr. Stork said for people who are mutually consenting, the time out may help them make sure they’re properly protected. He said it may be awkward but there will never be a replacement for good dialogue. He encourages people to never forget that.