YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The app “Yes to Sex” is supposed to give users safe, sexual consent with less awkwardness.
After a series of questions, two potential sexual partners can record their approval into the app, which is free to download. The responses are saved in a database for over a year.
The target audience is younger people, specifically college students.
Some Youngstown State students say the Yes to Sex app sounds like a good idea, but they aren’t going to download it onto their phones anytime soon.
“I think it’s a little iffy because even though it’s saying you are giving consent, people can say yes to anything when they’re drunk,” said sophomore Mia Wilborn.
At the end of the process, the app does warn if consent is withdrawn or the partner says a safe word, sexual activity must stop.
Even though they won’t download the app, YSU juniors Johnny Kidd and Jeremy Billett say it could be useful.
“I feel like it provides documentation and it’s probably like a safety net for the girl of the guy if any incident would happen,” Kidd said.
Billett says the Yes to Sex app is a good idea for people who do a lot of online dating.
“I think it would be better so you know a little bit more about the person you’re talking to.”
The app’s website says, legally, a user won’t be boxed in just by using the app. Yes to Sex’s legal tab states if a victim agrees that at one time consent to sexual activity was given, but then sexual actions exceeded the scope of the consent or consent was withdrawn, a recording of consent would not be admissible.
The app creator says Yes to Sex launched in April of this year and already has over 50,000 downloads.
More stories you may like on 7News
The driver of a car was killed after a collision with an 18-wheeler Wednesday morning on Augusta Road in Greenville.
Snow is falling across the region and is expected to stick to surfaces as temperatures continue dropping.
Several racist flyers were found in several buildings at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, according to the school.
The mountains could see snowflakes by 7 p.m. Tuesday, while the Upstate could see snow starting around midnight.
A Pacolet man has died a week after a crash on US-176 in Spartanburg County.