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January 10, 2009

U.S. Patent 5,920,923

Red_fingernail In July 1999, Penn Jillette was granted a patent for the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for a woman's pleasure.

He has credited Debbie Harry of Blondie for suggesting the idea, as the two of them were once in a hot-tub and Harry made a remark about changing the jets for a woman's pleasure. Jillette liked the idea enough to pursue patent application at the USPTO under the patent title "Hydro-therapeutic stimulator".

The abstract of the patent claims “A spa of a type including a tub for holding water and a user, in particular, a female user. The spa has a seat for supporting the female user in a seated position, a circulation pump having an inlet connected to the tub for drawing water from the tub, and an outlet connected to the tub for discharging the drawn water back to the tub. A discharge nozzle is located within the tub and connected to the outlet, mounted to the seat so that the discharged water from the circulation pump automatically aligns with and is directed to stimulation points of the female user when the female user sits in the seat". An article in the June 2006 issue of Playboy shed additional light on the invention.

Originally, it was to be called the "ClitJet", however he stated that "Jill-Jet" was more suitable because it included his name in the title

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Wow, I've never heard of this before. Do they have them in a two person hot tub? I'm sure it would be a big seller for couples. It goes to show you an idea can become something if there's someone out there interested enough to pursue the dream.

Posted by: libby | two person hot tub at Mar 13, 2009 1:14:22 PM