TSA agents and scanning devices will pick up long, hard, suspiciously shaped objects. In countries like Saudi Arabia, India, and the Maldives, sex toys are illegal. They’re illegal in most Arab countries, in fact. This means traveling to one of these places with your favorite toy will incur a fine or, worse yet, lead to you being arrested.
It’s definitely a hassle to figure out how to travel with a dildo or vibrator even when you’re going somewhere where they won’t detain you for it. Traveling today is frustrating enough without worrying about your sex toys being detected and confiscated. With them – all the more.
The TSA agent might pull the toy out as you wait in the security line. If you manage to evade that, but you still put it in your carry-on bag because you’re afraid it might get damaged in the checked luggage, it’s not the end of risk. If it goes off in your bag, someone might think it’s a bomb.
It pays off to learn from others’ mistakes. Here are some tips to avoid issues when traveling with sex yours.
Bring a Smaller Toy
Traveling light is always recommended, and that goes double for toys. You don’t want a big, mysterious item to appear on the monitor at the airport or carry a giant dildo in your suitcase – it’s purely inconvenient. Choose a powerful, yet small toy that you can put away in an inner fold of your suitcase or bag easily. Have a look at the pint-sized vibrators on this website to get an idea of what we mean.
Use App-Connected Toys
You can try a toy that’s controlled by a phone app if you’re traveling without your partner, like a clitoral vibrator. This is an alternative to using a toy all on your own. You can stay sexually connected this way, which will reduce the stress of traveling. Still, don’t wear the toy when you pass through security. A full body scanner will pick it up, making things quite awkward for you.
Try Kegel Balls
Kegel exercise balls are on the conventional side and will help with a pelvic workout. They’re particularly recommendable if you will be walking a lot. The vibrating ones can provide a very pleasurable sensation.
Remove the Batteries
This is the best way to prevent a dildo or vibrator from accidentally going off. If your toy is rechargeable, run the charge out prior to packing it in your luggage. Keep in mind that to do this, you might need to use it every day for a few days in a row before your trip.
Bring condoms with you, especially if you’re traveling abroad. There’s great variation between countries in terms of quality and size. If you want to pack some toy cleaner or lubricant to go with the toy, don’t take more than you need. According to the TSA’s restrictions, you can carry a maximum of 3 ounces.
In lieu of standard massage oil, you can bring a massage candle. These are multipurpose and compact. There are edible ones if that’s something you’re into. Massage candles will fill your hotel room with a pleasant scent. When they burn down, they turn into sensual massage oil.
Put The Toy In A Clear Bag
Preparation is the best protection. If the agent does open your bag, they’ll see what it is without having to take it out and touch it. Then, you’ll need to spend some time cleaning it.
Security staff hones in on nervous travelers. If you’re afraid they’ll find your toy, you might start acting suspiciously without realizing it. Stay calm and collected. You’re not the first woman or man traveling with a sex toy and you won’t be the last.
Bring A Toy With A Lock
To not have to deal with batteries at all, choose a lockable item. Most luxury toys come with a lock, preventing impromptu vibrating or buzzing. Many rechargeable vibrators have travel locks; yours might have one too.
Voltage can differ depending on the country and plugs are different across the globe, so if you’re traveling to another country, it’s definitely worth paying attention to this. A chargeable toy or a toy that’s plugged in might require an adapter. In some cases, you might even need a current converter. If that’s not a hassle, we don’t know what is. There is a solution: a toy that you can charge via USB. You just plug in into a laptop or another device and move on to something else.
In the worst case, your bag will be searched. Just be honest with the screener. There is nothing embarrassing about traveling with a sex toy. Assuming they are legal where you’re traveling, you don’t need to be uncomfortable about anything. Everyone wants sexual pleasure. Be open and honest to prevent relentless questioning at the airport.
What Not To Do
Assuming you carried your toy safely into your destination, there are still some things to consider before you go ahead and plug it in. First, check how many watts are allowed. If you exceed the maximum wattage, it might result in a short-circuit and your toy will become damaged. What’s worse, you might cause a power outage – further embarrassment for you and inconvenience for everyone else involved. Some toys can only be used in North America. Before you pack your favorite toy, do some research.
Don’t Pack Toys Loosely
Your toys shouldn’t be loose in your bag – this will make them go off if they’re battery operated. Free movement can drain the battery. Don’t attempt to hide bulky toys between other items or under layers of clothing. The toy will appear suspicious on the security monitor and the staff will rummage through all your belongings to see what it is.
Leave The Really Kinky Stuff At Home
While there’s nothing wrong with the very kinky stuff, it will be really difficult to explain to the security staff that one item or another is used for sexual pleasure.