Pepper spray is one of many options that provide personal protection when traveling unaccompanied. It is an extremely effective deterrent, and considered legal in all states. Pepper spray has multiple effects on the body, including temporary blindness and asphyxiation, also causes a severe burning sensation when it comes in contact with the skin. It is the ultimate choice as a women's self defense product as it is very simple to use, it's very concealable, and it will not cause permanent injury to the assailant. Pepper spray can incapacitate an assailant for up to 20 minutes, allowing plenty of time to escape and seek help.