A woman in Germany has created anti-rape shorts, complete with a coded padlock, cut-resistant cord and a 140 decibel alarm.
The idea began as a personal project after she was attacked while out running.
There are two types of Safe Shorts – underpants and running shorts – and both are made from slash and tear-resistant material, and have a lock as well as an alarm.
Anti-rape knickers. Photo: Safe Shorts
The shorts are fastened with a cut-resistant cord, which is attached to the waist or pelvic area (depending on which style you have), and then secured with a clip that has a coded padlock.
You can access this padlock in seconds with the code, but if someone else tampers with it, a 140 decibel alarm sounds.