Sending you good vibes on your upcoming holiday. Avoid any unpleasant encounters with these pointers on how to discreetly travel with vibrators and sex toys.

Getaways are a time to decompress and enjoy a few days of limited responsibilities. You’ll be so relaxed that it’s no wonder you may want a little bit of self-love. A vibrator doesn’t cause heartache unless it runs out of charge at an untimely moment. LGBT+ couples won’t want to miss out on a little extra fun in their hotel bedrooms either as toys can help hit all the right spots.



Carvaka warns British travellers against taking sex toys to many Asian countries.

After a vibrator packed in a stowaway bag was mistaken for an explosive at Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport in August, travellers have been wary about packing their pleasure trunk when they go galavanting.

According to RT, who spoke with the passenger, the culprit was a vibrator from Ann Summers. A vibrator also caused chaos for a passenger trying to get to London from Sudan according to The Sun.

Follow these bits of advice to avoid a similar horror.

First things first, know the local laws on holiday destination

Carvaka warns British travellers against taking sex toys to many Asian countries including the Maldives, India, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, and Malaysia as each country has a strict ban.

Do your research to see what’s downright illegal in the place you’re visiting and respect local legislature.

Sex toys aren’t worth being deported or detained in a foreign land while you’re on holiday. At the very least, if you take your adult toy somewhere it’s prohibited, it’ll probably be confiscated.

Don’t pack adult toys in checked luggage

Electronics must go in your carry-on and lithium batteries aren’t allowed in the hold. It’s time to buck up and place your pleasure devices in your hand luggage.

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Packing sex toys in luggage going in the hold could result in the bag being searched and manhandled. If a suitcase starts giving off strong buzzing noises it’ll cause a fiasco as baggage handlers may have to call in the bomb squad just to turn off the shaking toy.

Avoid toys that have a phallic shape or could be mistaken for a weapon.

Sex toys can be costly, it’s possible your vibrator may be the most expensive item you packed so you definitely don’t want it to get confiscated. Imagine if your bag gets lost? Your holiday wouldn’t have a happy start, let alone a happy ending.

Take the batteries out of your toys

Otherwise, risk having them turn on mid-flight or during security check. Batteries are heavy so just buy them once you reach your destination.

If your vibrator can be charged let it die before the trip to avoid any unexpected vibrations during your flight. If the toy has a lock setting turn it on, even if it’s without power or batteries. Most LELO products such as the tiny Lily 2 have a lock function.

Picture of a LELO vibrator
LELO’s Lily 2 vibrator. (LELO)

Pack discreet sex toys that won’t garner attention from security personnel

Avoid toys that have a phallic shape or could be mistaken for a weapon. Opt for toys that won’t catch the attention of the agent manoeuvring the X-ray machine. If it’s unclear what your bag contains it’ll be subject to further screening to decipher what the mystery item is. Pack sex toys in clear plastic bags so that the agent won’t contaminate it. Make sure any lube in your carry on must be under 100ml.

Vibrators that are designed to look like a lipstick are foolproof.

Vibrating cock rings or finger vibes will draw less attention as they’re so small. There’s always electronic toothbrushes! Go the extra mile and pack a handy vibe that can attach to the base of an electronic toothbrush such as the Ceola from Erossica which will surely take you to cloud 9. No security guard will think that you’re travelling with personal pleasure devices if you pack a small neck massager.

Vibrators that are designed to look like a lipstick are foolproof such as the Vibrating Sticky Mini Vibes Lipstick from Saucy Boutique. It’ll hardly take up any space and pack a serious punch. Vesper by Crave is the best of both worlds, it’s a necklace that vibrates. Another elegant option that doesn’t look like a vibrator is the Satisfyer Pro Traveler which has built-in casing to keep it discreet and hygienic.

Stay cool

Airport security personnel are looking for passengers that seem anxious and therefore suspicious. If you’re freaking out, they’re going to be able to see right through you. Don’t worry, they’ve already seen it all.

If your bag does get frisked tell the truth in order to avoid further questioning. There’s no shame in self-pleasure–be proud of your sexual prowess. Look the agent directly in the eye and retrieve your items calmly and thank them for their time. Then, if you must, dash to the bathroom and die quickly of embarrassment. But really, it’s not a big deal. It’s just sex and everybody is doing it.




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