You never know when the “call of pleasure” will come to you. You might be planning a trip somewhere and you’re thinking of bringing your beloved toys with you. In a study it was revealed that traveling in general could provide a boost in your sex drive. So, if you’re going with your special someone, you might definitely be in for some sexy time. However, even if you’re traveling alone, there’s nothing that spells self-care better than some sex toys to give you the pleasure you deserve. Enjoy the sights and the experience and heighten them by bringing your sex toys with you
We know it’s not that easy though. Figuring out how to pack and travel with your toys can be difficult. Don’t worry, we got your back, fam! Here’s a guide on how you can safely travel with your sex toys and enjoy your trip even more!
1 Stick to small toys or the ones that are not obvious.
Imagine the horror if an airport officer suddenly pulls out an 8-inch realistic dildo from your suitcase. Aside from the awkwardness of the situation, you may have to face the embarrassment of explaining it to them. Bring toys that are just small and discreet. As they say when you’re traveling, “pack light”. The same goes for sex toys. Stick with a small but powerful toy. Toys that are handy in a sense that they can literally fit in the palm of your hand (or less) but can send you to orgasm land in minutes. The smaller the better.
You can also bring sex toys that don’t look like sex toys. Bring something that will get you under the radar. There are a lot of sex toys that don’t look like dicks or vaginas these days. But they deliver the same pleasurable service so opt for those toys. For example, a vibrator that looks like an innocent lipstick or a ducky vibrator.
2 Don’t forget to remove the batteries.
You don’t want some suspicious vibrations in your luggage that airport officers will check. When traveling with a sex toy, you’d want to stay under the radar. Any unwanted attention is a problem. To prevent unwanted buzzing of your sex toys, make sure that you take out any batteries before you fly. Pack them separately from your toy but don’t forget to bring them. Otherwise, you’ll be having a lifeless toy in your vacation. If you have a rechargeable toy, you may want to drain out the toy before bringing it with you. Use it every night before the trip. That sounds like an amazing adventure in itself!
3 Put it in a clear plastic bag.
In case airport screeners check your bag, put your toys in a transparent plastic bag or container. This way, your toys can easily be seen and there would be no need for unnecessary touching of the items. You don’t where those hands have been so for your protection, make it easily visible to them. It’s just more hygienic that way.
4 Play it cool.
If this is your first time traveling with a sex toy in your bag, you shouldn’t act all fidgety. Airport staff are trained to spot anybody acting suspiciously. You didn’t do anything bad so relax. You just have vibrator in your bag, not a dead body! Stay cool and keep your calm. You’re not the first person to ever travel with a sex toy so don’t act like you have a bomb in your bag.
5 Own it.
In case the worst-case scenario really does happen and an airport screener searches your bag, just tell the truth. You have a vibrator in your bag. So fucking what? It’s not a crime to want an orgasm, is it? Traveling with a sex toy just means you’re comfortable with your own sexuality and self-expression. There’s nothing wrong with that. Be confident and own it. Save yourself from more questions or snooping around by just being collected and comfortable with your answers.
6 Check the airline’s rules on liquids.
If you’re planning on taking your lube and sex toy cleaner, it’s best to check with the airline’s rules. As long as it follows the airline’s restrictions, there shouldn’t be an issue. Just to be safe, follow the 3 ounces rule. Make sure that it’s 100 milliliters/3.4 ounces or less. Anything over that may be too risky. It may be confiscated or straight to the trash bin to be disposed of.
7 Pack your toys in the check-in luggage.
If you have a check-in luggage, this is always the way to go. Check-in luggage is your best bet for packing your sex toys. This means that even if your bag does get checked, you won’t have to deal with it in public. If you don’t have a check-in luggage or you have a really expensive toy that you don’t wanna risk getting into the wrong hands, it’s totally fine to put them in your carry-on. Just be ready to answer some questions if security gives you any.
But if provided with a choice, keep it in your check-in luggage for less stress when traveling. Be careful with the cords though as they can be the fragile part of the toy. Remember to keep your toys in a clear plastic and on top of your clothes so that screeners won’t have to rearrange your whole suitcase just to see what’s inside.
8 Research if sex toys are banned in your destination.
Sexual customs vary wildly around the world. You may be liberated with your beliefs but other countries will not agree with your stand. Save yourself of having to pay fines or getting your toys confiscated by researching about your destination. Some countries, like Thailand, Malaysia and Islamic countries, prohibits entry of sex toys in their country. Do your research ahead of time to avoid the risk of your sex toy being confiscated or worse, you getting arrested.
The key takeaway
I think one of the most important things to remember if you’re traveling with a sex toy is that sex toys are normal. Despite how society views them, sex toys are perfectly okay to have. You can put in every measure to make sure you stay under the radar and people don’t find out about your toys but reality is, they might not work. No matter how hard you try or prepare, they may still find out about the sex toys in your luggage.
The best way to avoid embarrassment is to NOT LET IT EMBARRASS YOU.
Sex is a part of life. Wanting to have an orgasm while on a trip isn’t a crime. If indeed the worst happens to you and your luggage is detained or your bag is searched, keep your cool and remain collected. Don’t panic. If you encounter unprofessional conduct, contact your local embassy and make a formal complaint. Remember: You have rights. You shouldn’t be harassed just because you want to enjoy yourselves with a sex toy.