An entrepreneur from Germany has created pants with the aim of protecting women from possible sex attacks while they are out jogging – and the first 150 were sold out immediately.
The pants come with a lock for women’s intimate areas and an alarm, so would ensure the wearers were kept safe from any sex attacks.
Business graduate, Sandra Seilz, decided to invent the pants after she was attacked by three Muslims when she was jogging in the woods.
Women’s intimate areas will be sealed off with a “protective shield”.
The website says: “Get into your safe shorts, pull the ergonomically placed high-tech cords that are tear and cut-resistant until the pants are in place. The the cords are fixed to a power alarm. Should someone try to get into the pants of the jogger the alarm will go off at a volume of 130 decibels, which is supposed to scare off the attacker.”
The pants are made of the same material as bullet-proof vests and can only be cut by attackers.
Seilz said: “Safe Shorts provide triple protection against sexual assaults, and we’re very proud of them.”
The inventor said people should not be worried if there is an emergency, she said: “In ambulances there are electrical devices that can cut the strong material.”
The shorts can be purchased online for €149 on the website http://www.safeshorts.eu and the businesswomen hopes to also make lockable pants for going out.
The company has also received orders from Japan, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Taiwan and the United States.