How to Travel With a Sex Toy, According to TSA Guidelines

Vacation is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and treat yourself, and what better way to do that than with the help of some sex toys? But if you're flying to your destination, you might stop to think, "Wait, can you bring sex toys on an airplane?"

The short answer is yes, although the answer gets a little bit more complicated. According to the TSA website, adult toys are allowed to be transported in both checked bags and carry-on bags. However, they clarify that, "The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint."

To avoid any potential embarrassment during your security screening, there are a few ways to make sure your intimate items are brought along for the ride as safely and discreetly as possible. Here's what to know about traveling with a sex toy, according to TSA guidelines.

How to Travel With a Sex Toy

Packing light is always a good idea, so when it comes to sex toys, smaller is better. As tempted as you may be to bring your clit sucker along as a stowaway, that's bound to attract more attention on the security monitor than a cute little bullet vibrator (and it will definitely take up more room in your already-overstuffed bag!).

It's also a good idea to keep your sex toy in a ziplock bag just in case a TSA screener does have to handle it — the only hands that should be touching your precious cargo are your own (or your partner's, if you so choose).

Oh, and if you have a battery-operated sex toy, it's probably a good idea to take out those batteries before packing. You might want to run out the charge on a rechargeable vibrator as well, even if that means you can't break out your toy as soon as you land. Impromptu buzzing means unwanted stares, and you don't have any need for that in your life.

Bottom line: it's totally within your right to bring your sex toys along for the journey, so even if you get questioned, own it and remember that your sexuality is your prerogative.