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TSA Scanner Proof Undies

There's plenty of concern surrounding TSA's latest round of airport security measures -- from your basic privacy issues, health concerns related to repeated exposure to radiation, and the question of whether touching someone's "junk" in the name of security is considered sexual assault -- but one enterprising entrepreneur says he could give airline passengers some peace of mind.

Rocky Flats Gear, a company based in Las Vegas is offering special underwear and pads to flying travellers looking to protect their 'junk' from TSA's highly controversial 3D body scanners. (Video: Rocky Flats Gear)

Denver's KCNC has the story.

NATHAN: "This specialized underwear comes in all shapes and sizes. For example, these pads made of metals can be placed inside a bra, or for the guys, the fig leaf design has the same flexible properties. ...
BUSKE: "Machine washable, lead free, easy to apply to a garment."
NATHAN: "But there is a serious issue for Buske -- he insists his product is not about politics, but all about protecting the health of your body from radiation."

Men can choose either 'briefs' or 'boxers', each with a fig leaf over the parts of most concern, and women's designs come with either just leaves or leaves with hands on either side of them. They also offer padded bras or pads that can be worn inside any bra. (Photos: KFDM)

Tech Herald answers a basic question -- will it get in the way of things security guards actually need to see?

"[W]hilst wearers may have their blushes spared by donning Buske's somewhat disruptive garments, the inventor insists the metal inserts within the leaves will not hide anything potentially incriminating from TSA screening staff."

A writer on Gather says it doesn't matter if the enhanced undergarments still allow TSA to see all they need to see -- it's probably not going to 'fly' with them.

"If nothing else, it may have a peak in sales until some old lady is made to strip down naked. ... Will it be a ticket out of the line, or will you get pulled for a more embarrassing pat down? If people are being made to take off their prosthetic devices, this underwear won't work."

Finally, a writer for the New York Post reminds us -- there's still no getting around security's more "hands on" approaches.


"[The] undies won't save you from the TSA's backup screening method -- the pat-down."

TSA insists radiation from its body scanners is not harmful.

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  • I am certain we have all lost our minds..

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  • The heck with the fig leaf design. Why not one of the middle finger salute?

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  • Those pads will get you a complete strip search. Personally, If some asshole wants to give me a free hand-job it's okay for me.

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  • Yeah, the ending already called it. He's just hoping to sucker $40 out of everyone who doesn't think things through.

    Whether it's a ghey patch in your undies or you holding a metal toaster in front of your junk, if the TSA thinks they're being prevented from getting a good scan, its off to the pat-down room with you. Solves nothing.

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  • don't forget your tin foil hat!

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  • I'd like a "T" shirt with the words "TSA Sucks Ass" that only show up in the scanner. Or a pair of undies with a penis flap that goes down to my knees.

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  • just remind these "blueshirts" (brownshirt?) that at Nurenberg, they still EXECUTED those who claimed they were "only following orders"

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  • Wrapping the balls in a few layers of aluminium foil will keep them warm and safe from any level of irradiation.

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  • Tell me when you make underwear that will blow their equipment to kingdom come.

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  • I wish we could find a different topic for national discussion. They are making a mountain out of a molehill here. Either don't fly, go through the full body scanner, or let the TSA agents feel you up. It will all be over in a few minutes, and you will be on your way. If we had planes blowing up all over the place, people would bitch about the TSA not doing enough to protect us. Let them do their job. Next topic, please.

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