Having a sex toy is not a big deal. Many people use them. But if you plan on traveling, you should know how to avoid any problems that may occur along the way. Here are some tips that will help you stay out of trouble.
Choose a Smaller Vibrator
One of the first things to consider is picking a smaller toy. The larger the toy is, the more likely it is for it to show to the airport security. Naturally, your goal is to pass undetected since the last thing you need is for the security to start waving your sex toy around the airport.
While traveling with your sex toys is not illegal, the scanners might confuse it with something else, and the security will need to investigate the nature of the device you have in your bag.
Check this list from loopnews of places where sex toys won’t be allowed.
This is why it’s always a good idea to take a smaller toy and place it in the inner pocket of the suitcase. When we say smaller toys, we mean something discrete like bullet vibrators or vibrating eggs.
Remove the Batteries!
The best traveling tip we can offer is to remove batteries from your sex toy before you pack. Regardless of what you carry in your luggage, it is almost certain that there will be a lot of items touching each other.
This means that there is a high chance of your battery-operated toy activating on its own, and this can cause a major problem. Not only will everyone near you be able to hear the noise coming out of your bag, but it can also be confused for a security threat.
You probably don’t want to have a bomb squad running to open your bag only to realize that you are carrying adult toys with you. To avoid such problems, remove the batteries and eliminate the possibility of having an awkward airport experience.
Take a plastic bag, ideally a transparent one, and place your sex toy inside. The reason why this is important is if TSA screeners decide to still open your bags. You probably don’t want a random person touching your sex toys, and this way, they will be able to see what’s inside without placing their hands on it.
While it will still draw unwanted attention, it won’t pose a health risk for you. It is more hygienic, and even if no one opens your bags, it is still a nice way to keep the toy away from the rest of your items.
Play It Cool and Do Not Panic
Carrying sex toys with you on a plane is not illegal. That’s one thing you need to remember. So there is no reason to panic. Yes, it might be uncomfortable and awkward if the security monitor shows something in your bag, but it’s not the end of the world.
For them, you’re just another person with a sex toy in your bag, and no one at the airport will think twice about it. Most importantly, if you are nervous and start panicking, security will notice it. It is their job to spot people who are trying to smuggle something, and you might start to look suspicious.
Of course, as soon as they realize that you were nervous about your sex toy, they will let you go. But the entire process might be unpleasant.
Tell Them the Truth if They Have to Inspect
Being honest will help you in life. It will save you a lot of time and trouble. If you get caught at the airport, don’t try to play smart. Lying to the security will get you nowhere. Just remember that they can open your bag at any point and see for themselves if you are honest.
If you decide to travel with your vibrator, it only shows that you are comfortable with your sexuality. There is nothing wrong with that. Don’t let anyone try and persuade you otherwise.
Even if a worst-case scenario happens, just be honest about it. It will save you a lot of time. The security doesn’t care what you have in your bag as long as it isn’t a security risk (or a legal issue). So relax, and if you need to report it, just do it. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
Follow the 3-Oz. Rule
The so-called 3-1-1 rule refers to carrying liquid in the plane. You are allowed to have three ounces of liquid in your carry-on bag. These include juices, water, gels, aerosols, and other things. You will need to keep in mind how much you have packed since lubricant is also considered liquid.
Furthermore, if you have shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, and other similar items, you might not have enough room left to carry lube with you. To avoid unnecessary problems with the security, measure everything before you go to see if you are allowed to have lube with you.
Do Your Research
Finally, you need to do research. Using sex toys is perfectly fine. But that might not apply to every country in the world. Some regions have strict policies when it comes to adult toys, and you don’t want to get in trouble during your vacation.
This is why it is essential for you to check if the country you’re visiting allows sex toys. If there are restrictions in place, the best course of action would be to leave your toys at home. Thinking that you will be able to go around the law can only lead to problems, and you don’t want to pay fines when you can easily avoid them.
Be smart and follow the rules. It is the only way to enjoy having a good time, and if that means traveling without your vibrators, then that’s something you can’t change. Of course, there aren’t many countries in the world where sex toys are illegal, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.