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New app aims to decrease number of campus sexual assaults

The app "Good2Go" allows potential sexual partners give vitrual consent. The app "Good2Go" allows potential sexual partners give vitrual consent.
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A new smartphone app gives people a chance to give virtual consent prior to engaging in sexual activity.

The app is called “Good2Go.”

Students around Southern Illinois University's campus are not quite sure what to think about the new program.

"Honestly it's kind of weird," freshman Carla Garcia said.

“I might download it," Jewel Gill said.

A California mother created the app after talking with her college-aged kids about sexual assaults on campus.

"They had seen personal instances where friends were either victims of sexual assault or they had been accused,” Good2Go creator Lee Ann Allman said. “They knew it was serious but they were confused about what to do about it."

Allman said it is not necessarily a legal document, but rather a way for partners to make sure they are on the same page.

If nothing else, it has certainly sparked a conversation.

"That's like a really awkward and touchy subject people don't like to talk about," Garcia said.

"The fact that it brings up question about if your sober seems like a good idea because not many people understand if you're not sober it's not consent," freshman Sean Carpenter said.

Users have to be 18+ to download the free app. It is available for Apple and Android phones.

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