Although the current state of the pandemic doesn’t allow for extensive travel, we’re sure it will all go back to normal soon. And when it does, it’s crucial to know how to plan your trip if you’re into sex toys. After all, packing your luggage can be one hell of a bore on its own. But once you add to it one or two gadgets, the chances are you’ll go mad figuring out how it’s all going to fit inside.
Our article will help you plan your future trip with your favorite toys in advance. We’re sure you’re not really into someone checking your belongings publicly, let alone in countries where kinky stuff isn’t even legal. Therefore, read on and acquire pro-tips and knowledge about masturbation and travel.
Know Where You Can Travel With Them
The first and most important thing you need to know is whether your travel destination is sex toy friendly. And in most cases, they are. However, some Asian and Muslim places aren’t keen on you having fun while visiting.
Thailand is one of the sex travel capitals of the world. But if you bring an adult gadget to their country — you’ll get into trouble. They’re prohibited goods, obscene objects. So, forget your favorite dildo if you’re willing to go there.
On the other hand, Malaysia is even stricter. Any obscene drawing, book, or object that involves sexual connotations is illegal. Punishing folks for owning butt plugs with up to three years in jail and a fine, Malaysia is not a destination you’ll want to go to if you can’t live without a sex toy.
But besides these two countries, you should also avoid Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, India, and the Maldives. However, if you’re looking for cross-country travel, it’s key you forget about sex toys if you’re heading to Alabama, USA. Since 1998, the Cotton State’s Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act sees sex toys as illegal.
Carry or Check-In?
Another common dilemma people who’re into sex toys have is whether you should keep your gadgets with you or in the cargo area. But it all depends on the type of toys you’re carrying with you. Moreover, it depends on whether you’d like to try something kinky while on the plane. But more about that later.
Firstly, you should consider whether your gear is fragile or not. In case you have a magic wand or a vibrator that’s not of the highest quality, you should probably keep it with you as carry-on luggage. That way, you won’t risk damaging it with other cargo.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling confident about your toys’ quality, it’s probably better you keep it in a checked bag. After all, it’s maybe best to keep the bare essentials on you while on the plane. Nevertheless, make sure you seal it tightly with a plastic bag or surround it with something soft and force-absorbing.
But keeping your favorite toy with you and not in checked luggage can be great for something else too. In case you’re on a long flight, it’s a fair chance it’s going to get boring at some point. So, to keep things interesting, you can always sneak out to the toilet and play a bit, simulating some Mile-High Club stuff.
Lock or Remove
There’s probably nothing worse than your toy turning on while in transit. Some don’t care, but most people find it embarrassing. Hence, there are two basic things you can do to avoid public humiliation — if you’re not using a manual toy like some classic dildo or a butt plug, that is.
You should either remove the batteries or lock your sex toy if it has a travel lock. Airport security can be a bit of a bitch these days. Yup, it’s all about 9/11 and national safety, but come on — it’s not like you’re a dildo-wielding terrorist. Well, we guess you are for some in Alabama.
Either way, make sure you take out the batteries before going to the airport. There’s no need to explain this any further. Just see where they are on your toy and remove them. But if your toy’s new and fancy, it will probably have some sort of safety mechanism on it. In that case, turn it on, and you’re ready to travel.
Don’t Bring Everything
The last but probably most important tip is to not bring everything with you. Sure, we know you’re tempted to have fun in all sorts of ways while on vacation, but it’s not practical. So, if you don’t have a private jet or a yacht — and you don’t — you should only carry a travel-sized toy or two with you.
For instance, most people don’t want others to know they use sex toys. So, if you’re one of them, bring something that’s not obvious, like a bullet vibrator. It’s small, travel-friendly, and you can put it in your tourist purse too. However, don’t forget to pack your toy cleaner because hygiene is always paramount.