Ask any woman you know what's the most embarrassing thing they've heard of or have experienced, and chances are you'd heard a few stories about girls being stopped at airports because they've brought their sex toys along.
Girl, let me get this straight: there is nothing wrong with wanting your pleasure pals close by on vacation to the Bahamas, where the presence of beauteous creatures increases exponentially along with the possibility of having a daily orgasm.
But there are a few things you need to know so that you can enjoy your vacation without having your adult toys confiscated. Read on to find out more.
- Checked bag vs carry-on?
When it comes to traveling with sex toys, people are often confused about whether it is allowed in a carry-on or checked bag. Those who love to travel light would be glad to know that sex toys ARE allowed in carry-on bags and that they need not spend extra to check in additional baggage.
When booking your flights, it pays to check TSA's official website to find out for sure if sex toys are allowed on board. Do a quick search using the term "vibrator," for example, and you'll see that bringing it along in checked bags or carry-ons is completely fine. Accessories such as handcuffs, surprisingly, are actually allowed as well. And this makes complete sense, but I still need to say this: Any toy or accessory that resembles a weapon will be confiscated if stored in a carry-on. This includes your seemingly harmless wooden paddle that has seen more bare derrieres than ever, so if you don't want to lose your precious, the leather whip has to stay home.
- Be transparent
Unless the country you're heading to expressly forbids bringing in sex toys, then there's no reason to hide the fact that you have a weapon of mass masturbation in your possession. To ease your journey, and as a gesture of goodwill to overworked airport staff, you should consider putting your sex toys in a clear plastic bag or case when traveling with them. Have family traveling together and you're not brazen enough to reveal your vast collection of dildos? No problem. Just pack them separately in a small pouch so that if any inspection is needed, they can be easily singled out without disturbing the rest of your meticulously packed luggage.
- Lubri-cannot bring this along
You gotta admit that sex toys and lube are inseparable, but the TSA rules are very clear: no more than 3.4 oz of liquid is allowed per person. This means that you have two options as far as lubricant is concerned: you either repack them into your own flight compliant containers or purchase small sachets, which can also minimize spills and mess. And if you need to forgo this, it's not a bad idea to buy a tube of lube upon arrival, or even source for alternatives if you're resourceful enough.
- Be a smooth separator
Remember the legendary tales of women who went through the security check and having their sex toys displayed for everyone to feast their eyes on? Yeah, you don't want that happening. One sure-fire way to prevent this ordeal is by stripping your sexy toys clear of batteries when packing. Packing batteries and cords separately ensure that your vibrators don't get turned on accidentally, which they are apt to do when bumps and thumps are commonplace. If you decide to take a chance, you may also opt to wrap your vibrators with soft clothes or towels to prevent them from accidentally switching on. Devices connected via USB should also be unplugged, so remember to pack a handy travel adapter for connectivity ease.
- Small does it all
When optimally packing your sex toys for travel, it pays to choose the smallest ones in your collection. There are many compact sized adult toys that work just as wonderfully as the larger ones, if not better. Find a powerful device that can satisfy you and can also be easily tucked into a side pocket or mini compartment. Think bullet-shaped vibes or slimmer dildos or even minimized versions of cock rings and butt plugs - just a couple of these can do so much to tide you over the vacation. Protip: to prevent any unwanted damage to your expensive sex toys, pack cheaper versions so that your favorite devices can remain safe and unharmed at home.
- Hold your head high
It's 2020 - owning and enjoying sex toys isn't as taboo as you think. If you ever get stopped at the airport, don't act shady or guilt-laden. It's not a good look, and it will get you in trouble. Looking like you possess any contraband item will increase the risk of having you being singled out by the TSA, so own up to it and declare yourself the owner of those sex toys in question. This can save up a lot of time and hassle. Plus, by cooperating, you can absolutely breeze through the airport and onto your next destination without a hitch.