Stick ’em where they count.
A Las Vegas company has launched a product it claims can preserve a passenger’s modesty from controversial full-body airport scanners. The orange rubber stickers – branded “Flying Pasties” – are designed to be placed inside or on top of a traveller’s underwear and obscure their private parts.

The company’s website features a virtually nude woman wearing the stickers but does not provide any evidence to show the product actually works. In reality in any case, the so-called “naked” scanners just show a blurry outline of the body and not a full nude image…

The company recommends travellers remove the stickers if questioned about them by airport officials. The stickers are available for about $US15 each.

The company has been criticised on travel blogs such as Jaunted and financial blog Consumerist for being ineffective and capitalising on the fears of passengers subjected to the new airport scanners. The Jaunted website says: “They sound like regular old stickers with skin-safe adhesive, and how are scanners that can see through thick leather wallets going to be fooled by these?”