Traveling With Sex Toys: How to Safely Pack Your Toys
Bringing your sex toys with you on your travels can truly enhance your adventures! Whether you’re traveling alone, or with partners, our favorite toys deserve to see the world as well. There are many things you should consider when traveling with toys. Take a look at our comprehensive guide before you pack up.
International Travel Laws
If you are traveling outside the country, it’s important to research whether or not sex toys are allowed in that country to avoid potential confiscation at the border. Some countries do NOT allow sex toys.
Thankfully it’s quite easy to see whether or not the country you are traveling to allows such pleasure products. The USDA has a comprehensive list that can be peeked at before you decide what to pack with you. If your sex toys have a huge battery attachment it’s important to check on this as well.
Packing for TSA
Once you have confirmed that where you are traveling approves of your sex toy ‘plus one’ (or plus ten), it’s time to pack them appropriately for TSA during plane travel. Whether you’re packing a checked bag or taking a carryon there are a few different ways to ensure your toys remain safe and are easily able to be looked at by TSA without issues.
First - If your sex toy requires batteries, make sure to remove them and place them in a separate clear ziplock back. If it has removable charging cables, add them into the bag with the batteries as well.
Second - Store sex toys in a clear ziplock bags during travel. You can additionally pack them in toy storage boxes or bags if you’d like - but the clear bags ensure that they are not accidentally touched if you are searched. It makes it clear to TSA what is in the bag without the potential of germs or an uncomfortable situation for either party. It’s for transparency of travel as well as respect for those looking.
Things Not to Forget
During travel and once you reach your destination there are a few things to think about that will help make traveling with your sex toys all the better!
First - Take spare plastic zip lock bags. You can encounter a lot of germs and bacteria in new locations, especially if your toys are being jostled in transit and are being used in new locations such as a hotel room. After using, clean and store in a fresh zip lock bag.
Second - Be sure to pack a toy cleaner with you! Research TSA guidelines on liquid restrictions for plane travel. You can also clean your toy with a mild soap and warm water once you arrive at your destination. Always clean before and after use to minimize the chances of bacteria living on the surface of your toy.
Third - If your toy has a travel lock to prevent it from vibrating, don’t forget to turn this on before you travel! This will prevent your toy from accidentally turning on in transit. If a bag is vibrating this may make you and your bag susceptible to a more in-depth search. Check your toy manual or the manufacturer’s site to determine if your toy has a travel lock function.
Ideas for Toys to Bring
Perhaps you don’t have a favorite toy and you are unsure what to bring. Don’t worry, we have some ideas for you!
First - Are you traveling alone, or with someone you’d like to share the toy with?
If you’re alone and want to be discreet, consider packing a toy that is relatively quiet or does not have functions that are loud enough to alert those you are traveling with. Some toys are loud enough they can easily be heard through doors!
Also consider bringing toys that are waterproof so you can enjoy during your private time in the bath or shower!
Second - If you are traveling with someone, here are some ideas for toys to bring with you aside from your favorite vibes, penetrable, or masturbators you enjoy!
- Harnesses to hold your favorite toys if they are compatible.
- Sensory play toys such as handcuffs and blindfolds.
- Lingerie or your favorite outfits that make you feel sexy!
Above all else - have fun! Bring your toys and enjoy yourself while you’re delighting in the relaxation and adventure. Happy travels!