I am constantly being asked if living in NYC is safe… blah blah blah… the minute a news story breaks about a young girl being taken from a nightclub and found in a dumpster my mother is all over me and how I need to stay safe. Her latest nag has been how their are supposedly a lot of homeless people in the streets then usual and shes so worried about me going back and so on… I for one have not ran into a problem (knock on wood) however I am a paranoid child and prefer being on the safe side.
For all you pretty young females prancing around in this concrete jungle we call good ol’ New York City here are a few things you may consider picking up in your hometown before traveling into the unknown… hehe
Lipstick Pepper Spray – $9.95 or 6/$53.95
Before I moved to New York my grandpa gave me some pepper spray for Christmas… needless to say I never even put the thing together let alone carry it with me… this one looks much easier to use… convenient and disguised. The 10% concentration of 2MM SHU pepper spray will have your attacker forget about attacking you and trying to find some relief for his pain. Includes vegetable identifying dye. Contains about 6 – 10 1-second sprays with a range of 6 to 8 feet.
Lipstick Knife – $5.49 or 2/$8.50
I don’t think I would have the balls to carry a knife, nor use it, but for those of you who feel it may be necessary… this ones pretty neat. The websites description: “A 1.5″ double edged blade crafted inside a lipstick case. Rotate the bottom as you would a normal lipstick and the blade emerges. Great stealthy self defense item for women.”
This powerful rechargeable stun gun is the size and shape of an ordinary lipstick. 3 and 5/8 inches long, 7/8 inch in diameter. Also has a very bright flashlight. This gun packs a 350,000 volt punch! (I didn’t know what that meant so I asked my uncle and he said its nuts! enough to knock someone on their ass forsure)
As the website says: If some jerk needs discouragement the lady can conceal her intentions until its time to spring the trap. Example, “My purse is so big I need to use my flashlight to find my wallet” This lets you have your weapon in your hand without the threat being obvious. So many possibilities you will never be without an excuse to have your weapon in hand. The beauty of this item is that its disguised to look like something else. I told my mother I would just carry it in my hand if I felt I may be in danger and then zappp! you better not come up behind me! Only problem: I’d want someone to test the thing out on first so I can see exactly what happens…. hehehe, who’s up for it?
There you have it kids…. self defense for the young and beautiful… these items may be legal in some states.. and illegal in others… I don’t know the technicalities but I did notice a lot of the stuff cant be shipped directly to NY. Check out all the info at defensedevcies.com
and stay safe!