TSA-Proof Underwear Will Guarantee Pat-Down

Filed in Gather News Channel by on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

TSA-proof underwear has been in the news these past few months as a potential way to get through security with your dignity intact. Even if it seemed like a good idea, wearing the TSA-proof panties will actually guarantee a pat-down.

The underwear was cleverly designed with a thin metal plate strategically placed over your unmentionable parts so those pesky security people wouldnÂ’t get an eyeful. However, the TSA has caught on and will be giving anyone wearing these, or other such panties which blur the private areas, a pat-down.

A post by “Blogger Bob” on the Transportation Security Administration’s blog says “Passengers should be aware that the use of these types of products will likely result in a pat-down. Some might think this is TSA’s way of getting back at clever passengers. That’s not the case at all. It’s just security.”

So, it seems the start of a clever little business will likely be coming to a fast halt. Passengers are truly better off just wearing their own panties and walking through those scanners. Most people would probably prefer the scanner to an actual pat-down.

Mark CareyÂ’s company Scanner Shirts makes clothes specifically to blur the images seen on scanners. “This is what I considered to be a reasonable compromise between the scanners and the pat-downs that let the TSA do their jobs but still preserve peoples’ individual dignity,” he said.

Really? How could anyone have thought the TSA-proof underwear and other such clothing would be accepted by security? Security is in place for a reason – to keep us secure, duh. If an image on the scanner is blurry, it makes complete sense that they would want to further investigate.

Of course, you can still buy and wear TSA-proof underwear if you wish – just keep in mind it will most likely not get you through those scanners without question.

“We’re certainly not going to tell you what you should or shouldn’t buy or wear,” Blogger Bob warned, “but I feel it’s only fair to give you a heads up on your choice of attire.”

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