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Beauty label releases lip gloss to protect against date rape

By Terrapinzflyer, Oct 9, 2009 | Updated: Oct 9, 2009 | | |
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Beauty label releases lip gloss to protect against date rape

    A business woman from Liverpool (UK) has thought up a lip gloss range that comes with an inconspicuous drug testing kit to find out if your drink has been spiked.

    "Through personal experience and those of my close friends, I identified a need for such a product," Tracy Whittaker says. "So I set about researching drink spiking drugs and what type of testing kit I could put in a lip gloss pack alongside developing the perfect lip gloss for a glitzy night out."

    What came out of Whittaker's research is 2 Love My Lips, a range of five different glosses that come with tapers to detect the common 'rape drugs' GHB and Ketamine, circulating in bars and nightclubs.

    "If a drink tastes funny, or you are suspicious something is amiss simply dab the ends of the taper in your drink and if they turn blue tell your friends immediately and get help from Security and the Police," explains Whittaker.

    But too 'man-hating' her lipgloss is not: after all, it "plumps lips to maximum fullness" and smells of mint to make wearers "irresistibly kissable," according to the press release, which also says that the product is for girls that want to "play hard" but "feel safe."

    Despite these double standards, Whittaker's lipgloss has been nominated for a major entrepreneurial award and is supported by the Roofie Foundation, which helps victims of drug rape in the UK.

    2 Love my Lips is available online and in UK stores for £9.99 (around €11), with products soon shipping to the rest of Europe, the US, the Far East and Australia.


Comments

  1. ianp
    this sounds like a goo idea :)
  2. Nature Boy
    Are date rape spikings so common that this product even needs to exist? Many medical professionals contend that a very high proportion of supposed spikings actually just involve the individual drinking too much. Regardless, it sounds like a marketable gimmick. Fairly pointless though.
  3. Alfa
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  4. Sven99
    Well for starters it doesn't say anything about rohypnol. It also won't provide any protection against the most common date-rape drug: Alcohol.
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