Women masseuses in Indonesia have been asked to padlock their pants to let customers know that sex is not available.
Measure to 'curb prostitution'The country's massage parlours are often used as a front for prostitution, but the country's women's affairs minister is not impressed with the demand.
"It is not the right way to prevent promiscuity," Meutia Swasono told the Jakarta Post.
"It insults women ... as if they are the ones in the wrong."
She suggested the best way to stop the practice was to improve security systems - including installing CCTV.
The idea caught on when a massage parlour in the tourist town of Batu on Java island required its masseuses to shackle their pants.
"The padlocking phenomena has been seen at various parlours and it is something we like," said Imam Suryono, head of the town's public order authority.
Issues of morality are often discussed in Indonesia, where the population is majority Muslim.
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