Dermatologists and gynecologists have concluded that tanning the “private areas” can cause an array of medical issues. Some of these issues are aesthetic/cosmetic only, while others are very serious. This is because the skin in the “private areas” is not meant to be exposed to UVA or UVB rays in such close proximity, such as found within the confines of a tanning bed. Another cause is due to the changing personal grooming habits that have left the “private areas” more exposed and unprotected than ever before.
Placing a towel, sock or T-shirt over your privates DOES NOT protect you! Items like these provide shade, but little else. Tanning rays penetrate fabrics unless they have been treated with UVA/UVB blocking application.
The PRIVA-SHIELD is made of sheer, light weight, 4-way stretch fabric, and has a UPF 50 RATING. A UPF 50 rating means it blocks 98% of all UVA/UVB rays. In addition to sun protection, the fabric also has a MOISTURE WICKING component that pulls sweat away from the skin.