Tips for Taking your Sex Toys on Holiday with you
Whether as a couple or a single traveller, you might be tempted to include a couple of your favourite sex toys when packing for your annual summer holidays, that is, if you can handle the embarrassment of customs officials discovering your secret. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using aids to achieve sexual pleasure and with that in mind, here are a few tips for such a scenario.
- Check the Legal Status – There are certain countries where sex toys are actually illegal, such as Thailand, India and The Maldives and you are not advised to bring any sex toys into a country where it is illegal to possess such an item. Never mind the embarrassment factor, you certainly don’t want to spend time in jail because you wanted some private fun on holiday.
- Remove Batteries – As with any device that runs on batteries, safe storage is best achieved by removing the source of power, besides, the last thing you want is for a loud humming noise coming from your carry-on luggage! If you are looking to add to your collection of sex toys, check out the amazing range at secrets-shop.co.uk, where you can order discreetly and the product will be shipped to your home address in plain packaging. Store batteries in a different bag, or better still, remove them and purchase a new set upon your arrival.
- Clear Plastic Bags – While you probably won’t want to advertise the fact that you have sex toys, if you are targeted for a search at customs, the officer won’t have any trouble identifying the contents if they are in a clear plastic bag, rather than having to take the items out of the bag for identification. Clear zip lock bags come in all sizes and they will also protect your toys during transit. Click here for a great article that lists essential items to take on a long road trip.
- Lube is Liquid – Make sure that you follow the airline guidelines when storing liquid in your luggage, making sure the volume if below the restricted amount. Of course, you could buy lube when you arrive at your destination, if it is available, but that is a little risky. You could always use coconut oil, which is a great substitute for your favourite lube.
- Be Confident – In the event you are bothered about carrying your sex toys, this might be picked up by customs officials, who are trained to spot nervous passengers who might be smuggling narcotics. Always remember, you are not the first person to travel with their toys, or ‘personal devices’ as they are also known. In the unlikely event a customs official encounters your toys, simply smile and that should be the end of the matter.
- Check the Airline’s Banned Items List – Items such as handcuffs and whips might be considered as weapons and the best thing to do is visit the airline website and search for ‘items prohibited with air travel’, which should bring up the information you are looking for. It is always best to be safe rather than sorry and for the little time it takes to enquire, you will have peace of mind.
Here is some information about customs requirements for entering or leaving the UK, which is worth a read. Once you are sure that you are not breaking any laws, there’s absolutely no reason to be concerned about taking your personal devices on holiday with you; many tourists do just that and the chances of encountering any issues are minimal at best.
When we are relaxing on holiday, we have the time for sex play, so don’t think that you can’t pack your favourites along with your other luggage, as there are no laws against this in almost all foreign countries.