Fetish Strait Jacket Gets Patent

THE STOCKROOM, INC. FRONT

Fetish pioneer Stockroom.com has secured a patent for it’s Bolero straight-jacket, which it claims is the most signficant upgrade to the straight-jacket in 200 years. In a press release, the Los Angeles-based retailer said that the US patent office was well aware of its use in fetish play.

While the Bolero Straitjacket is classified by the US Patent Office as a medical device, the patent for the Bolero was actually awarded based not just upon its medical uses, but upon its more recreational adult uses, as well. In fact, the patent outlines both the medical and sensual applications of the Bolero’s groundbreaking traits. The open chest and cutaway design, for example, enable medical devices like stethoscopes and EKG electrodes, to be used without removing the jacket from a struggling patient. The jacket’s minimal coverage also reduces the chance of chafing or overheating the wearer, and looks less intimidating to patients. Of course, as The Stockroom notes in their patent application, the cutout styling also “exposes much of the wearer’s torso to the direct activities of an adult player.”

The Bolero Straitjacket was introduced in 2009; the patent will allow Stockroom to claim patent infringement on similar designs. The company, which plans to introduce a men’s version of the Bolero Strait Jacket, says it will seek additional patents, including one for its jawbreaker ball-gag, made of a real candy jawbreaker.

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