Traveling with sex toys doesn't have to be stressful or awkward, though it can feel that way if you're not prepared ahead of time. However, with the proper precautions and policies, your vacation can be the perfect place to bring the toys you love most and enjoy them to the fullest extent possible while you're away from home. Here's what you need to know before you pack your sex toys for vacation!
Can I take my sex toys with me when I travel?
The short answer is yes; you can travel with sex toys in the United States. Most airports and airlines allow all kinds of sex toys in carry-on and checked bags. (Most nations are similarly permissive. But it's worth noting that sex toys are illegal in a few countries. So, always check local laws before you fly abroad). For example, sex toys might not be allowed at customs if you're traveling to Mexico or Russia. Generally speaking, Canada also prohibits importing most sexual aids because they are considered obscene items.
Customs officials usually don't confiscate adult toys unless they are enormous, but they may ask why you need them while traveling. However, never bring glass or metal dildos on planes because these sex toys could cause serious injury during turbulence. If your hotel offers in-room entertainment or has public displays near the entrance, pack your vibrator discreetly in your luggage, so it doesn't get confiscated by security staff.
How do I pack my sex toys?
If you're taking sex toys on vacation, you should know a few things. First, most U.S. airport security and airlines allow all kinds of sex toys in carry-on and checked bags. However, it's always worth checking local laws before you fly abroad, as sex toys are illegal in a few countries. Second, when packing your sex toys, wrap them in something soft to avoid damage. Tissue paper is excellent, but if you don't have any laying around at home, a sock or an old T-shirt will do the trick.
Make sure that whatever wrapper you use is small enough to fit inside your bag (you don't want anything falling out!). Next, place the wrapped sex toy(s) inside a resealable plastic bag (like Ziploc). When traveling with more than one sex toy, remember that each item needs its wrapper and sealable bag. And don't forget about the lube! Keep liquids like this in their original containers and pack them in your carry-on luggage since they can't go through the x-ray machine.
Finally, keep your dirty laundry separate from clean clothes. There's nothing worse than returning from vacation only to find out that someone else washed and dried those granny panties you used as a makeshift sex toy holder!
Will the TSA find out I have sex toys?
Traveling with sex toys can be a little daunting, especially if you're unsure how TSA will react. But don't worry, there's no need to hide your vibrators in your underwear. TSA agents are more interested in ensuring that your toys don't pose a security threat than in judging your personal life. So as long as your toys are safe and legal, you shouldn't have any problems. It is also worth noting that some countries may find importing sex toys illegal, so always check the laws of the country you'll be visiting before packing anything.
Can I bring lubricant through airport security?
Traveling with sex toys can be fun, but knowing the rules is crucial before you pack. In the United States, airport security and airlines allow all kinds of sex toys in carry-on and checked bags. Most nations are similarly permissive, but it's worth noting that sex toys are illegal in a few countries. So, always check local laws before you fly abroad.
Be mindful of how much liquid you bring to pass through security - liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces are not allowed at all, and some travelers find they need to use their bags or boxes instead of packing certain items in checked luggage.
Can I take condoms through airport security?
U.S. airport security and airlines generally allow all kinds of sex toys in carry-on and checked bags. However, it's worth noting that sex toys are illegal in a few countries. So, always check local laws before you fly abroad. Most importantly, don't forget to pack condoms! They're an essential part of any good time.
Can I take female condoms through airport security?
Though female condoms are often made of latex—which falls under the TSA's 3-1-1 rule for liquids, gels, and aerosols—they've not considered liquids, gels, or aerosols. That means you can pack them in either your carry-on or checked bag. However, keep in mind that some airlines may restrict what's allowed inside luggage, so check with the airline before packing female condoms.
Can I take vibrators through airport security?
Taking your vibrator through airport security in the United States is perfectly legal. The TSA has no problem with sex toys in general. However, keeping a few things in mind when packing your vibrator for vacation would be best.
First, make sure your vibrator is clean before you pack it. No one wants to deal with dirty laundry on vacation. Second, if your vibrator is battery-operated, ensure the batteries are removed before going through security. This will prevent your vibrator from accidentally turning on during the screening process. Finally, if you're packing your vibrator in a carry-on bag, consider putting it in a clear plastic bag so that it's easy for security to see what it is.
Will the TSA cut open my package or ask questions if they suspect it contains a sexual device?
According to TSA's website, If an item looks like it may violate the law or pose a safety or security threat, our officers will refer the item to a supervisor. So, a TSA officer may need to look closer if you're carrying a sex toy in your carry-on or checked bag, and it sets off the alarm during the X-ray screening. This could involve opening up your bag and inspecting the item in question. If they have any questions, they may ask you about them. The key is to stay calm and be cooperative with their requests.
The key is to stay calm and be cooperative with their requests. It's also crucial that you know the laws of your destination country as some destinations prohibit vibrators, dildos, etc., even if they are small enough to fit into a suitcase as hand luggage.
If customs officials inspect my luggage, will they confiscate my sex toy/vibrator and other personal items that might be deemed adult material?
Generally speaking, no. In the U.S., the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) must screen all luggage for security threats, but they're not allowed to open or search your bags for anything else. So, if your vibrator sets off the X-ray machine, a TSA agent may ask you to remove it from your bag so it can be inspected more closely. But they shouldn't confiscate it or give you any trouble about it being an adult item.
The same goes for your other personal items that might be deemed adult material: lotions, oils, massage candles, sex toy cleaners, and lubricants. The key is to remember that these items are prohibited in carry-on bags, and baggage checked on international flights. So before packing them up for a vacation, ensure you have enough space in your checked luggage for everything.
As always, travel safe, my friends.