Carbon County natives Doris and Frank Miller run a booming business manufacturing the CB-6000 line of male-chastity devices. These high-tech, clear-plastic penis padlocks assure the keyholder that the wearer’s genitalia remain safely under wraps during unsupervised periods. A.L. Enterprises, Inc. recently moved from Price to Las Vegas’ freer business climate, but its patent notices still liven up the business pages of Utah dailies. City Weekly asked Doris about the male-chastity biz.
How did you decide to enter the male-chastity business?
Too often in his business travels, my husband, Frank, saw men take off their wedding rings and mentally become single again while away from home. This could have been prevented if they were wearing a chastity device and their significant other had the key. Frank came up with the idea of male chastity about 14 years ago while we were living in Las Vegas. Of course, I thought he had lost his mind, but after watching him work on prototypes for three to six months, I realized he had a fantastic idea. I suggested that we quit our jobs, take the month of February off and make his design “fly or die”—and flew it did!
Who’s your main customer base—jealous wives?
Our revolutionary line of products is marketable to the fetish enthusiast, as well as couples looking to increase their intimacy and sense of adventure. The target customer is diverse. The product appeals to men and women alike. The misconception is that the male-chastity device is only purchased to correct a wayward husband. In reality, the majority of customers purchasing a male-chastity device fall into two main groups: either fetish devotees, or couples interested in expanding their sexual experiences with “chastity play.” Chastity play can bring the spark and excitement back into an otherwise stagnant relationship. Customers who use our products in cases of infidelity find chastity play helps bring trust back into the relationship. Our products have been used in the medical field and are currently being tested to treat men with erectile dysfunction.
Why did you move your company back to Las Vegas?
For several reasons: The Price City Council agreed to give us a business license after we agreed to keep our blinds closed and not to retail sell out of our building. We want to expand our line in the future and don’t want to have to address any issues with licensing. Also, Las Vegas is more centrally located for trade shows, customs, advertising and, overall, no unnecessary restrictions.
Why are your products made of clear plastic?
Frank designed it out of polycarbonate so the traveling man could wear it and still be able to get through airport security without detection.
How can the keyholder be sure the wearer hasn’t tampered with the lock?
The numbered plastic locks can easily be cut and removed. If the wearer does this, he had better have a believable answer for his keyholder why it was necessary to do so. Where there is honor, there is chastity!