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Special underwear guards privacy in body scan

November 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Colorado man has invented specialized underwear to keep your privates private while going through full-body scanners at airports.A thin piece of metal shaped like a fig leaf is placed in men's underwear to block the view of the area while going through body scanners.

There are also pads made of the same material that women can place inside their bra.

The inventor of the product said while it will hide anatomy, it won't hide anything illegal.

"If someone is trying to hide something large under the thing it's going to show up as a bulge, visible to the eye," said inventor Jeff Buske.

The inventor has sent samples to the Transportation Security Administration, but the agency isn't commenting on the underwear.