Sexology 101

Your Sex Toys and Airport Security Keep these tips in mind when traveling!

Summertime is here and if you’re like many people, you’re planning a relaxing getaway and your favorite form of stress relief (and pleasure) may be coming along for the ride. But there’s a lot you need to keep in mind when traveling with your sex toys.

We all have a right to pleasure. And if you are taking your vibrator or other toys along with you, there’s nothing at all to be embarrassed about. That said, when you get to the point you are going through TSA screening at the airport, you may find yourself feeling kind of red-faced when encountering the screener.

This is especially true if the very telltale image of the toy appears on their imaging screen, or if you happen to be selected for a random bag check. Or what if they notice your bag is buzzing? What will you say?

Of course, you can also always check your toy in your luggage, right? That’s a great solution; however, there’s a lot more to consider before taking your beloved toy along for the ride and making sure it’s not confiscated before you make it home.

The Best Toys To Travel With: When you’re looking for the best sex toys to travel with, it completely depends upon the nature of your trip. For a short-term business trip, charge it up before hand and bring it with you. For a longer-term trip, try either a rechargeable vibrator that plugs into a USB or a wireless rechargeable with a travel-friendly case. If you’re anxious about traveling with a vibrator, choose a smaller toy, as they’re a bit more discreet.

Packing Tips: Take out the batteries before you pack your sex toys. If they’re rechargeable, make sure they’re turned off and set the lock switch if there is one. Place them in a see-through plastic bag and if you’re checking it, make sure it’s well cushioned in your luggage to prevent breaking and disappointment at your arrival. This way, if TSA screeners do open your bag, they’ll be able to see what it is without having their hands all over it – much more hygienic!

What To Know About Your Battery-Operated Toys: If you’re using a battery-operated device, check what type they are. Spare lithium batteries can only be brought on a plane in carry-on luggage, not checked. And, nothing will draw unwanted attention from a TSA screener like your bag starting to vibrate! If you have a battery-operated toy, remove the batteries. If you have a rechargeable vibrator, you may want to run the charge out before you pack it. But, don’t forget to pack your charging cable.

Pack Them Or Carry On: It’s easier on yourself and airport security if you check your sex toys rather than carrying them onto the plane with you. If that’s not an option, choose to bring a smaller more discreet toy and place it in a see-through plastic bag so it’s easy for TSA to assess. They’ve seen it all before, so don’t let your embarrassment make it more awkward than it needs to be. Everyone has the right to have sex toys and pleasure.

Keep Your Cool At The Airport: TSA staff members are trained to pick up on travelers who are acting suspiciously. If you act nervous because you’re worried about your vibrator being found, they’ll notice. Try to stay cool, calm, and collected. You’re not doing anything wrong, so there’s not need to worry. If a TSA screener does search your bag and finds your vibrator, the best thing you can do is to relax. By being confident and comfortable, you’ll spare yourself any further questioning.

Unfortunately, some countries have restrictions on sex toys. Do your research ahead of time to save yourself the headache of having your sex toy confiscated.

Remember, we all have the right to our pleasure, and it’s a great idea to bring a battery-operated friend with us when we travel.

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