In the world of romance post #MeToo, some young people are cautiously navigating their way through sexual relationships by using consent apps.

These devices ask the user to confirm they consent to sexual activity with another user by tapping or writing on the screen of their smartphone.

The number of such apps is growing, as they promise to provide a record about any agreement given for sexual activity, which goes into detail about which acts were and were not approved. This is supposedly set to be useful for disputes.

Cody Swann, CEO of Gunner Technology, which owns consent app uConsent, told the Wall Street Journal that the app is meant for communication about sex, and two people must be in the same room for it to work.

– Helena Horton

Read more: Rise of Sexual ‘Consent Apps’

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