July 29, 2010 -- Don't like the thought of the Transportation Security Administration scanning your naked body for explosives? Fear not: a Las Vegas man has created a product called Flying Pasties that he says will hide your private parts from the TSA's new full-body scanners.
But before you rush off to buy what sounds more like a gag gift than a traveler's essential, consider this: placing the pasties on your body might actually invite more scrutiny by the TSA.
"For security reasons we cannot provide specifics on the detection capability of our technologies; however, any item that appears to be an anomaly during advanced imaging technology screening will require additional screening," TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz told ABC News.
The manufacturer says the products are designed to let passengers "retain their self dignity" when flying.
Flying Pasties can be applied two ways: against private areas inside a bra and briefs. Or, with an included adhesive hook (inside or outside the clothing).
The pasties seem more tongue-in-cheek than serious privacy blocker. Each comes with a slogan or symbol of protest. One design says: "Only My Husband Sees Me Naked."
The male version -- just one pastie -- costs $9.99 and the female version -- three pasties -- costs $16.99
"The buyers of our product will tend to be citizens who are aware that giving up any amount of freedom in exchange for a sense of security simply means that you will receive neither," the company says. "Until now, citizens haven't had a proper way to voice their displeasure over the intrusive nature of airport scanners."