Add extra oomph to your holiday with sex toys; but first, make sure you’re in-the-know about travel restrictions.
So you’re about to hop on your flight and enjoy that dream holiday to satisfy your wanderlust or revenge travel fantasies. Rummaging around your wardrobe, you think through a list of crucial essentials to pack. Clothes? Check. Beauty and self-care products, yup. But wait, what about your sensual toys to complement a solo getaway or romantic trip with a partner? Are they even allowed where you’re going? How do you ensure your pleasure companions (aka sex toys) travel safely with you? Here’s what you should do ahead of time to ensure your toys don’t end up a buzzkill.
How to travel safely with sex toys
1. Don’t skimp on research
Fun fact: did you know it’s illegal to possess more than six sex toys in Texas? While we celebrate the use of adult toys as part of healthy lifestyle activities, some countries may have restrictions that ban or prohibit them. Check the updated regulations on what’s legal in your destination of choice. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of your vibrators getting confiscated (you may even be prosecuted in certain places). So, before ticking off this checklist, take some time to do your due diligence for an anxiety-free holiday.
2. Keep it small, keep it discrete
When it comes to travelling, size matters. The smaller, the better. Avoid phallic-looking toys that may look “suspicious” to airport security when your carry-on luggage goes through the baggage scanner.
Choose your vibe wisely with something discrete and unassuming. These days, sex toys come in all sizes, shapes and forms. Some are even disguised as adorable animals or novelty toys. Tip: if you just bought a new toy for your trip, remove the packaging to avoid scrutiny. Plus, it helps save space in your luggage for more souvenirs!
3. Wrap your toys in something soft
If you, like most people, would like to avoid an embarrassing situation where your toy accidentally gets triggered in your hand-carry bag mid-flight, here are some tips to keep in mind. Store your sex toy safe and snug in between soft layers of clothes to avoid setting off any buttons. Next, remove all batteries – or if it’s a USB type, drain the battery completely before jetting off.
An extra precautionary measure? Avoid storing any electronic products in your check-in luggage. During the baggage screening process, it may be flagged to security as something dangerous (like a bomb). You know it’s a false alarm, and of course, your sex toy could be quite the bomb, but let’s keep that secret between us.
4. Don’t forget to get your lube travel-sized
In case it slipped your mind, lubricants are liquid, too. Downsize the amount of your lubricant to the recommended allowance for liquid (3.4 oz) or simply don’t exceed anything more than 100ml.
5. Confidence is key: You’ve got this!
If you’ve followed these golden tips to the tee, you’ll have peace of mind before boarding. We can’t promise a 100% scorecard, but even if your sex toys get “exposed”, there’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. Tip: you can pass off your intimate product as a body massager (it’s technically one). You just don’t have to specify which part of the body it really massages.
Bringing your buzzing friends along for the ride is one of the most gratifying things you can do for yourself. It shows tenacity. You know exactly how you want to take charge of your pleasure experience – wherever and however you want it. And that’s brave.
Ultimately, you’re not the first or last person to be caught in this situation. So be cool, walk through those gates and own it!