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Would the TSA let a person wearing a chastity belt fly?

Would the TSA let a person wearing a chastity belt fly?

Old Mar 9, 11, 5:03 am
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Question Would the TSA let a person wearing a chastity belt fly?

I read this article:

http://www.dailysquib.co.uk/world/25...o-america.html

Obviously, it's a joke. But people do wear chastity belts, so the natural question of would they even be let past security with one on-I presume the scanners can see it--crossed my mind.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 9:53 am
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I was asking the question seriously, as I became curious about that, even if the source of the curiosity was a joke.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 10:11 am
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based on reading all of the flyer stories, i'm confident the person would have to remove it if it was picked up by a scanner, or felt during the grope.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 10:16 am
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I initially thought that too, then I read the TSA's policy on genital piercings (you don't have to remove them) and wondered if a chastity belt would be viewed like a genital piercing.

The more I read about the odd stuff they have to view, the sorrier I feel for the agents!
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Old Mar 9, 11, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by Comcerneddisabledflier View Post
The more I read about the odd stuff they have to view, the sorrier I feel for the agents!
Why?

If they didn't want to be seeing it and groping people, they'd have other jobs somewhere else, right?
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Old Mar 9, 11, 11:53 am
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They have in the past

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/omni/...ort-alarm.html
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Old Mar 9, 11, 3:53 pm
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Huh. Interesting that happened in Europe. We all know the TSA has its own unique procedures. If a person wants to wear a chastity belt, that's fine. I imagine the first amendment pretty strongly protects their right to wear whatever they want. Most of them seem to be see through, so I can't see how th TSA could deny them entry. Anyway, it just struck me as interesting.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Comcerneddisabledflier View Post
then I read the TSA's policy on genital piercings (you don't have to remove them)
I never have had to remove my genital piercings, although several US and foreign agents have asked to see them, then shrieked in a panic when they saw it.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 7:28 pm
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Forget the chastity belt, here's what I'm wearing on next flight



Do you think I'll have any problems? (P.S., that''s me peeking out of the porthole in front.)
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Old Mar 9, 11, 7:33 pm
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Well it seems that no one has a definitive answer as to whether TSA allows them or not. I imagine most people who wear them don't wear them through security. Still, whether they're allowed or not should be clearer.

And I can't resist this joke at the end of a long day: I wonder if you use a TSA approved lock if that makes a difference!
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Old Mar 9, 11, 8:22 pm
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I never have had to remove my genital piercings, although several US and foreign agents have asked to see them, then shrieked in a panic when they saw it.
That's SOP??!!!
(The asking to see it part?)
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Old Mar 9, 11, 8:46 pm
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That's SOP??!!!
(The asking to see it part?)
from what I read, after the unsanitized pliers on a healing nipple ring fiasco a few years back, people with body piercings which cause the alarm can choose between a visual inspection of the piercing in private and removing the piercing which cause the alarm. Body piercings can't be readily removed, so most people choose to show the piercings I imagine.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Cartoon Peril View Post


Do you think I'll have any problems? (P.S., that''s me peeking out of the porthole in front.)
If you get two of those, I will break my self-imposed exile, fly to Canada, drive to the Land of the Fearful and Paranoid, and join you at any airport you name.

Get a dozen and we'll go to DC to "lobby" some Congresspersons. @:-)
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Old Mar 9, 11, 9:46 pm
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So they're not in the prohibited items list:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm

but that list says it isn't all inclusive and that agents can deem anything dangerous.

Well since nobody can figure it out, I guess my bet with a friend that they weren't allowed is a wash.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 11:24 pm
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A person wearing a chastity belt probably wouldn't feel very chaste after the TSA had its way with them.
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