Just when I thought I'd seen it all when it comes to personal protection devices (tasers, tasers that look like cell phones, pepper spray, pepper foam, etc.), someone comes up with something that, if nothing else, made me laugh.
The Pink Stinger.
The Pink Stinger packs 50,000 volts of power at your finger tips. Because it is an advanced taser gun, you do have the option of stun or taser capabilities with a simple click of a switch. In the Stun setting, you need only make contact with intended target via the 2 prods for an effective toxic shock rendering the victim disoriented, demoralized and embarrassed . When shooting in Taser mode, 2 extra absorbent cotton tampons with barbed probes and 14 ft. of wire are expelled and propelled by compressed nitrogen. Electric current then passes to the body, where the probes have attach to the clothing or bare skin, causing central nervous system disruption, possible urination and certain humiliation. Optimal target range for the taser is 7-10 feet with a maximum of 14 feet. Absorbency range of tampon is 6-9 grams. The included batteries and compressed nitrogen cartridge store neatly in the pink zapplicator casing for easy replacement.
I can only imagine the reaction an attacker would have when a woman pulls some tampons out of her bag. But, catching an attacker off guard is a good thing. I tend to think that the cell phone tasers are more practical. I'm sure a woman walking through a dark parking lot carrying tampons in her hand would raise some questions.