YES to SEX, the first smartphone app to help students learn how to get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds, launches today. Without compromising anyone’s privacy, users digitally and verbally agree or are simply able to say no to very important considerations pre-sex â€“ consent and protection. This app aims to make all sexual partners stop and think for a few seconds together to evade sexual assault issues due to miscommunication and to avoid getting or spreading the more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are acquired worldwide each day.
Prior to engaging in sexual activities, partners can confirm consent facts, agree whether or not to use protection, and then verbalize and save individual decisions on the app. The app is free to use and requires no sign-up, names, faces, videos, fingerprints, emails, phone numbers, social media information or signatures. Once a user closes out of the app, no information remains saved on any phone, however the date, time, place, and voice recordings are stored on YES to SEX’s secure servers, using the same data encryption as the government’s Department of Defense.Â These records cannot be erased or altered and can only be retrieved with court-endorsed orders, ensuring anonymity for both consenting partners.Â According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in every 2 sexually active people will get an STD or STI between ages 15-25, while the American Journal for Public Health highlights that 51% of pregnancies are unintended. #SafeSexConsent #YEStoSEX @YEStoSEXapp