When it comes to checked luggage anything goes, so technically you can feel free to go large. However, you might want to avoid packing anything too, um, unusual. There have been incidents where vibrators were removed from cases by baggage handlers erring on the side of caution because they just weren't quite sure what they were dealing with. The most conventional looking vibes are less likely to cause suspicion. If you can’t do without your space-aged, high-tech toy, consider packing it with a note of explanation for the baggage crew.
When it comes to packing the sexy stuff, lubes can be tricky, too. Remember that lubricants are liquid, so if it’s in your hand luggage, the TSA's 3-ounce rule still applies. That rule concerns the container, not just its contents. The TSA doesn’t care if the bottle is half full; if it can hold more than three ounces, it’s gone. Again, you can opt for those clear toiletries bottles. Saving up those complimentary sample size lube packs is another good option.
Of course, if you keep your lube in your suitcase, feel free to pack as much as you think you'll need. Even so, you should still store it in a sealed baggie. Changes in altitude can cause bottles to explode or leak, leaving you with a mess (however fragrant, edible or "kissable") when you land.
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Western countries including the United States, Canada, Australia and European nations allow travelers to fly freely with vibrators and most other sex toys. In fact, airline and airport employees are prohibited from making sexual or otherwise harassing comments about anything you pack (although, as we mentioned in the intro, they sometimes do it anyway). Know your rights; if anyone makes you feel uncomfortable about your toy, report them.
Also know that other parts of the world aren’t so liberal. Sex toys of any kind are illegal in India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, so if you're going that way, leave your toys at home. You may also face trouble in some parts of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean Islands, as many nations in these regions have outlawed homosexuality. If you’re part of a same-sex couple, traveling with toys might flag your status and land you in hot water.
Sometimes despite our best efforts, sex toys are detected. Sure, it's a little embarrassing, but before you hang your head in shame, remember that recent statistics suggest that 50 percent of Americans use vibrators. If yours is held up at security, chances are you aren't the only one in line with a little something to hide.