Apple Store Pulls Good2Go, the Sexual Consent App, For Violating Developer Guideline

( [email protected] ) Oct 07, 2014 08:31 PM EDT

Good2Go, an application that allows its users to facilitate sexual consent, has been officially pulled from the Apple store.

Apple cited that Good2Go was removed because its developer guidelines do not allow any "excessively objectionable or crude content". The application is not overtly pornographic, but it does allow the user to ask for sexual content using a series of yes or no questions. The goal of application is so no one can talk about unwanted sexual content after answering the Good2Go questionnaire.

Good2Go works when one person hands a phone with the app to a potential sex partner. One of the first questions of the consent questionnaire is whether the user is "sober", "mildly intoxicated", "intoxicated but good2go", or "pretty wasted". A response of "pretty wasted" will end the questions there, and automatically register that consent cannot be given. It is pretty clear that this application is meant to be used in bars, parties, or other places where a lot of alcohol is served.

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If the potential partner does manage to give his/her consent, then they must input their phone number. Then a confirmation code is texted to their personal phone, and the potential partner must type in that code to confirm that sexual consent is legitimate.

In fact, a recent passage of a California bill requires young men and women on colleges to obtain "affirmative consent" with their partners before engaging in sexual activity. The creator of Good2Go, Lee Ann Allman, thought that this application could help facilitate affirmative consent, create clear communication for each partner, and prevent rape charges.

However, users of the Good2Go application could easily give their consent and change their minds afterwards. The "No means No" rule still applies, and Good2Go does not guarantee either of the partners to any specific types of sexual acts, just a vague promise of sex.

Many have criticized Good2Go for essentially mechanizing a process that should really be a product of actual communication rather than a question and answer process. The Good2Go application also records its users' phone numbers as well as level of sobriety, which means it essentially creates a database of its users' sexual history. Fortunately, any of the data on Good2Go cannot be retrieved unless obtained by a subpoena.

Applications on the Apple Store are often pulled due to guidelines from the company that many consider vague. A recent application involving the user playing a marijuana farmer was also just pulled. Good2Go creator Allman is planning on also pulling the application from the Google Play store but possibly relaunching the application as an educational tool, consulting sexual education experts on college campuses.