8Nowadays we are used to strict airport regulations on the contents of baggage, from the rules on liquids to those on objects considered dangerous. However, there are few references to accessories such as sex toys, special items on which it is not clear how to behave when traveling by plane. Here are some helpful tips on how to carry vibrators and other adult recreational products on the plane.
How to carry vibrators and other accessories on the plane
First of all, it must be said that there is a lot of confusion about it, in fact, there is no official list of sex toys that may or may not be transported by plane. Obviously, in the official lists, there are objects of common use, even weapons, and explosives, but almost always no mention of erotic accessories. For this reason, it is necessary to consider the materials and characteristics of these objects, using logic to understand is the best way to take them with you on a trip.
For example, for classic dildos, simple sex toys without any type of electrical device or batteries, there are no particular restrictions, especially if made of silicone or other plastics, so they can be placed in the hand luggage. Already for models in glass, stainless steel, or wood, it is better to avoid them, as they could be considered blunt objects, especially if with considerable dimensions.
The vibrators, on the other hand, are equipped with batteries to activate the movement, so just remove them to circumvent any airport restrictions, so they can also be taken with you to the cabin. Also in this case with some products you are more on the safe side, for example with soft vibrators in jelly or silicone, flexible and non-dangerous playful accessories, while for rigid and heavy ones it is necessary to consider the possibility of putting them in the suitcase to be loaded.
For other products the same indications apply, therefore it is possible to carry various types of sex toys in hand luggage, including strap-on belts, rings, and retractors. Those with a power supply system should be separated from the batteries, even better if placed in the luggage to be checked in for safety, in this way there is no risk of a more in-depth check that could create considerable embarrassment.
Which sex toys cannot be carried in hand luggage?
While most sex toys can be boarded on the plane, removing the batteries to avoid problems during security checks at the airport, other sex toys instead must necessarily be placed in the hold luggage. These are all those devices that have pointed parts, dangerous protuberances or objects for multiple uses, such as handcuffs, ropes, and laces for tying used in some BDSM practices.
These accessories are naturally forbidden on the plane, so they cannot be carried with you in the hand suitcase. Also included in this category are metal products, especially if they are large, whips and paddles, tools similar to paddles generally used for corporal punishment. In these cases it is mandatory to place these accessories in the hold baggage, avoiding any kind of problem with the inspector.
Lubricants and liquids for sex toys: can they be taken on a plane?
Some special products deserve a separate mention, namely liquids and other substances such as lubricants, essential for those who use sex toys. As indicated by airport regulations, only containers with a number of liquids not exceeding 100 ml can be transported in the hand luggage, a restriction also valid for creams and any other non-solid substance. In addition, each package must be easily inspected, therefore it must be placed in special transparent bags.
The total liquid content can reach up to one liter, so it is possible to carry 10 containers of 100 ml each, which must all be put together in an openable bag with a maximum size of 20 × 20 cm. Common sense applies here too, so if you don’t want to take risks, just use the suitcase to be loaded into the hold, a solution that allows you to transport larger quantities and not pay attention to the packaging of liquids.
Final tips for transporting sex toys and accessories by plane
As we have seen, people who want to have fun in intimacy can also do so while traveling, you just need to respect the rules and pack your bags with some extra attention than usual. For example, it is necessary to verify that the sex toys and other accessories are not dangerous, they must not contain parts at risk of explosion and possibly be CE certified. In this way, they can be carried in hand luggage without particular problems.
On the contrary, it is advisable to place excess liquids and potentially harmful products, usable as a weapon, in the suitcase to be loaded into the hold. This does not protect you from embarrassing situations, for example, if the inspector wants to inspect the contents of the baggage, so this aspect must also be considered before making the final decision. Finally, it is important to check for any territorial restrictions, as in some countries there may be bans on specific devices, so it is better to leave them at home and avoid any risk.