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Pepper Spray: Self-Defense for Women

Apr 15, 2008
Pepper spray is probably the most popular self-defense product for women. It's easy to buy and simple to use. Defend yourself by spraying a potentially dangerous person in the face with pepper spray to temporarily a mobilize them. This will allow you time to escape and run to get help.

The Safest Self-Defense for Women

Carrying a taser, a stun gun or another weapon for self-defense can be dangerous, intimidating and nerve-racking for women. Sure, some women feel comfortable handling an intruder with a dangerous weapon. These women are in the minority, however. Most women like to avoid dangerous situations like the black plague.

Many women are scared to carry a dangerous weapon such as a firearm with them. They fear the weapons will discharge on its own or be used on an innocent person. Other women just can't stand the thought of actually using one of these weapons to hurt someone; even if they do deserve it. They prefer to leave justice in the hands of law enforcement officers and the courts.

The safest product available for women to defend themselves is pepper spray. Though pepper spray serves its purpose and stops intruders in their tracks, it does not cause permanent damage.

Since pepper spray isn't damaging, it isn't as scary for women to carry with them wherever they go. Women don't feel intimidated by pepper spray either. If you can use bug repellent, you can use pepper spray to stop an unwanted visitor and neutralize him until the police arrived. If nothing else, using pepper spray buys you time to get your purse back, get away from the guy and call for help.

When Self-Defense Products are Turned on You

One mistake that women frequently make when it comes to self-defense products is not taking the time to try them out and see how they really work. When a dangerous situation arises you have to be ready for it. You have to be quick on your feet, quick thinking, to be able to use the product to defend yourself. This is true even for pepper spray. There is no harm in buying an extra can of pepper spray so you can test it before you actually need to use it in real situation.

Imagine someone grabs you from behind when you are out for your morning run. Your natural instincts kick in and you try to kick and scream. When your efforts seem to go unnoticed by your attacker, you remember about the pepper spray you carry. You bought it so long ago you almost forgot you had it. You wait for a chance to grab it and hope that you can figure out how to use it quickly.

Just when you think you're about to get the upper hand in the situation, things take a change for the worse. In a flash, the attacker is onto your plan and grabs the can of pepper spray. Now it's time to panic because you have exhausted your only method of self defense.

It doesn't have to be this way. Spend a little time learning how to use the pepper spray. Check the product now and then to make sure it is still in good condition and ready should you really need it.
About the Author
Steve Lane is an expert in the field of self defense, home security and crime prevention and operates an online business Self Defense Shop. Visit his store to learn some ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from crime at http://www.laneselfdefense.com
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