Travel-Friendly Sex Toys
I packed for a weekend at my boyfriend’s place. Rushing and loaded down, per usual, I tossed everything needed for the weekend in an oversized tote. Face wash—check, toothbrush—check, swimsuit—-check. Wait. Was I missing something? Ah, yes! At the last second throwing in my favorite travel-friendly sex toy, the Womanizer Starlet. Why not, right?
The Uber arrived with a super nice driver. We started talking. I shifted my bag to get more comfortable when suddenly, an audible zzzz could be heard through the cabin! It’s easy to say I was probably an interesting fare of the evening.
This minor episode got me questioning. How am I supposed to make it across the country when I can’t even make it down the street without sounding the sex toy alarm? I don’t plan on going anywhere without my favorite travel-friendly sex toys.
So, I decided to conduct my own research making sure no mishaps, like the Uber, happen again. I came up with a few travel-friendly sex toys that make leaving home so worth it!
If your vibe has batteries make sure you remove and pack them in your carry-on. Or better yet, buy batteries at your destination. For toys with no locking function, turn it on full blast until the charge runs out. This is not ideal since it will take a few hours for recharging once you land. However, it’s reassuring to know it won’t go off in the air and cause an emergency landing.
Size Does Matter
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a restriction on certain ‘hand-tools.’ Unfortunately for size-queens, anything exceeding 7-inches in length is strictly verboten. It could be seen as a weapon. So you are better off placing it in your checked luggage. I highly recommend the Tantus Starter for anyone who can’t leave home a sex toy!
Kinksters & BDSM
For those who like feeling the pleasurable sting of flogger or paddle—it’s best to refresh yourself with the TSA travel guidelines. Remember, most TSA agents don’t have a sense of erotic humor and may see your pretty kink gear as a public threat. And god-forbid being placed on the no-fly list because of a paddle. Be safe and check anything that could be potentially suspect. Rule of thumb is if you have to question it, then it’s best to not carry it. Better yet, mail it directly to your destination. Surprisingly, rope, handcuffs, and items with metal buckles are okay to carry on.
Lubes and Liquids
Just like hair products and face lotions, your lubes and massage oils need to be under 3-ounces. Good Clean Love and überlube offer convenient travel size versions. Plus, Aloe Cadabra’s full-size tube is just under the 3 oz limit. Can’t leave home without your favorite liquid lube. I recommend adding some to plastic (clear) travel bottles.
Bag It Baby
Do you really want someone from TSA manhandling your favorite travel-friendly sex toys? Who knows where their grimy latex-gloved hands have been. Blech! Your dildo, butt plug, vibrator, and lube are safe especially when stowed inside a clear ziplock and tucked inside your personal travel-friendly sex toy case. If you’re traveling with a Liberator Shape consider buying a Gear Bag.
No Fly Zone
You shouldn’t have any issues getting through airport security unless you’re on the no-fly list. Be on the safe side and don’t pack anything you couldn’t live without or immediately replace. You might want to leave behind that expensive vibe you bought 10 years ago or the handmade flogger your hubby made you for Christmas. Instead, think about picking up disposables like bondage tape or a cheap battery-powered vibe. So when your luggage gets misplaced or stolen you will still have all the favorite sex toys at home.
Check Yourself before You Trek Yourself
You’re probably not the only one who’s been busted with a risqué sex toy while traveling. Just like an emergency room doctor—TSA has seen it all. You can easily stay below the radar of suspicion by acting respectfully and following the rules. Break the rules in the bedroom after you have landed.