I think we have already established that my mind doesn't work like most peoples. While they were taking the "Not a toy" message on the front of the box very seriously, my mind was deciding what part of my body I was going to try it on first. No, I am not into pain but curiosity is one of my biggest traits. Besides, how could I possibly allow my sister to carry this item in her purse thinking she was safe when it might just be a gimmick and really not work at all? I tried to get T to do it for me but he refused! He was even sweet enough to offer to take it for me so that I wouldn't have to. I have been told by people in the past that my recklessness should not affect the people around me so I couldn't allow him to do that for me. The entire time we were debating my decision around the table with the guys egging me on and the girls begging me not to, I was deciding if I should do it on my skin or through clothes. Given the probability that an attacker would be dressed- we hope, I decided through my shirt would be best.
I waited for the people around the table to be busy and most were not looking when I finally got the courage up and pressed the Shocklight to my arm and pushed the button. The muscle in my arm immediately contracted and almost threw itself off of the light. An intense zap went through my arm and it would certainly stun an attacker if used. It didn't leave a mark and the pain did not last. We read the directions after that, yes I said after (again I do not claim to be all that smart). Luckily, I didn't test it for 5 seconds because it would have thrown me to the floor and left me confused. Phew! Good thing I was smart enough not to do that! It also stated that if you used the Stun Gun on an attacker you should help them to the floor because they may be accidently injured otherwise.
This is not a paid advertisement for the Shocklight and they have not paid me for this review. It does work, at least it would be "shocking" to an attacker. If you could manage to hold it to them for 5 seconds please remember to help them to the ground because we wouldn't want them to be injured! It does have a safety feature that if it were pulled out of your hands it would disable the tazer feature. I can safely say that my sister can carry it in her purse with some sense of security.
This just leaves one question... there were 10 adults who came in contact with this Shocklight and while there were some who had a moment of thought about what it would feel like to try, only one was crazy enough to actually do it. What is wired so differently in my head that makes me that one person? Maybe I'm not really crazy maybe it was simply a sincere desire to protect my sister! OK maybe not! Maybe it is purely for others entertainment!