MASTURBATION AND SOLO SEX

4 Things You Should Look for in a Vibrator You Want as a Travel Buddy

Published: NOVEMBER 17, 2022
Presented by SPENCER'S
Take your toy along for the ride - and avoid everything from embarrassment to being stranded vibrator-less abroad.

Travel season is well underway! Whether you're heading to a friend's house, taking a last-minute trip, visiting family, or heading off on an international vacation, being without your favorite sex toys can suck.

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Not only do sex toys give you an easy opportunity for stress-relief orgasms when things are getting a bit too hectic, but they can also be amazing in case you're traveling with someone - or happen to meet someone. It isn't like your sex drive magically disappears just because you're away from home!

However, let's take a few moments before you leave your house to decide what sex toys to pack - or if you're spoiling yourself with a new toy before the trip, let's talk about what to look for!

These 4 things will help you select an amazing sex toy for travel.

A Guaranteed-Off Functionality

Vibrating luggage? Not only is it extremely awkward in the trunk of the family car, but it's also a security hazard in airlines. Plus, your poor vibrator will likely wear itself out by the time you arrive, and you'll have zero charge to enjoy yourself.

Let's avoid that as best as possible by selecting toys that have some way to ensure the vibrator won't turn on during transit.

Honestly, I had always assumed vibrating luggage was the stuff of myth until it happened to me. Now I'd need a third hand to count up how many times it has happened. Sometimes a weird-shaped object just happens to come in contact with the power button with all of the luggage shuffling.

Spencer's Travel Wand Massager

Some ways to keep that vibrator off include:

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  • Selecting a toy with a travel lock. This functionality requires you to use a specific set of button presses to put the vibrator into a "locked" mode. It won't turn on with standard button presses again until you repeat the obscure mix.
  • Go with a sex toy that uses replaceable, disposable batteries, (like the Travel Wand Massager from Spencer's) instead of a rechargeable function - and then remove those batteries before you head out!
  • Bring a toy that requires a wall outlet to function. There's definitely not one of those in your luggage!
  • Completely empty your toy's battery before traveling. This means you'll need a charge when you get there, but it's an option!

As Easy Cleaning as Possible

It's easy to forget about this one, but it's important! After you're done with your toy and laying in the orgasmic bliss it brought on, the reality sets in: you still have to clean this sucker.

Depending on where you're staying, this can be a minor annoyance; laying it out to dry on a hotel countertop won't be an issue if you skip room service that day.

But if the privacy of your room isn't a sure thing, that dildo laying out on the counter now becomes a serious liability - and nobody wants to be worrying about that when they just had the stress-relief orgasm they've needed all day. Not to mention, if you don't have an en suite bathroom, you need to figure out a way to tote that toy to the sink in the first place!

And don't forget: if you're on a long-term stay, your potential sex toy might also need a charge sometime, too!

Discreet AF Rechargeable Vibrator

There are a few ways to make this as discreet as possible:

  • Choose toys that have minimal nooks and crannies, like this Discreet AF Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator. If you regularly need a toothpick or toothbrush to fully clean out your toy, you might consider skipping it this round.
  • Go with toys that don't need to sit out to fully dry. This might mean forsaking your favorite reusable stroker and going with a disposable one instead.
  • Pack sex toy cleaner in case of emergencies. I always recommend giving your toy a super thorough clean when you get home though.
  • Avoid the concern of charging by selecting a battery-operated toy. Some toys charge in the case which can help keep things discreet as well.
  • If rechargeable is your jam, try to go with toys that have a shorter charge time; that way you can easily charge them when you're in your room for an hour.

Discreet Design

If you're like me, you probably toss your luggage into the corner, leave it open, and shuffle through it every time you need something. That means that stroker you packed is probably going to shuffle to the surface at one point - even if you intended to keep it hidden.

Your travel-mates might also be shuffling through your luggage at some point. Maybe they're looking for the extra sunscreen you packed - or fetching you something that you specifically asked for. A lot of us forget our hideaway's location when we're lazy and want someone else to fetch us something.

Budz Weed Leaf Sex Toy Kit

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Or maybe you're going with air travel this season - and you have to deal with TSA checks. You'll have to think ahead. While the Budz Weed Leaf G-Spot Vibrator and Bullet Vibrator Sex Toy Kit is nothing but fun, the pot leaf covered vibe is probably not the best choice for someone who wants to avoid secondary screening (ie everyone.) I've been through many an airline security check with a bag full of sex toys. (Including one in-training TSA agent who gasped "I can't believe they make them that big!" in disbelief.)

Whatever the case, having a discreet toy can help avoid some of these awkward situations.

If discretion is an A+ concern for you, I recommend some of these:

  • Select sex toys that aren't so obvious. This might mean going with a cucumber-shaped vibrator - or one that looks like a facial care item or even something like the Sucky Ducky Multi-Function Waterproof Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator- instead of a large, realistic vibrating dildo.
  • Go with sex toys that include their own storage case - especially if the case is really discreet.
  • Consider selecting sex toys that are small enough to fit into socks. Storing your toy in your socks can be an easy hack to keep them out of view without piquing curiosity with a sex toy bag.
  • If you know airline security will be inspecting your toys for any reason, consider putting them into a clear, see-through bag temporarily. You don't need to be embarrassed. Whatever you are packing, chances are they've seen it before!
  • Avoid placing your sex toy into any weird-looking bags. This can hamper TSA's job in the airline checkout - but it also can be a reason for someone to intentionally go looking in the bag if they can't find what you were asking for.

Sucky Ducky Clitoral Stimulator

Quiet Use

Even if your sex toy doesn't vibrate, it probably makes some bit of noise; it could be the sound of using it on yourself, or it could be the squelching sound of how it interacts with your body.

When "extra space" comes with a financial premium while traveling, you might not have the level of privacy you'd like to ensure your self-pleasure session stays as personal as possible. Plus, most of us can't magically rearrange our bedroom set-ups when we go to visit friends or family, so you get what you get.

To try to keep things as silent as possible:

  • Identify your surroundings before you travel. Do you have a TV you can turn on - or a stereo? Use those to your advantage to cover up a toy's noise.
  • Consider packing a travel speaker of your own. This will let you make your own "noise" to cover up the toy. For true discretion, consider playing it at other times you wouldn't normally have music - like during a shower - so that it becomes a standard part of your routine that others don't think about.
  • Don't use headphones - and try to avoid video pornography. This way, you can hear someone who is knocking on your door to try to investigate a strange noise before they barge in mid-pleasure.
  • Know who is in the house and where - and how far away you'll be from them.
  • If your toy is waterproof, consider giving it an at-home sound test before you leave. Is an emergency shower masturbation session with a handy little Rechargeable Waterproof Bullet Vibrator (with Vibrating Remote Control) an option if all else fails, or is it too loud?
  • Definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY lock the door.

Rechargeable Waterproof Bullet Vibrator

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Final Tip: Give It a Try Before You Leave

Want to reduce the likelihood of any accidental surprises? I recommend giving your prospective travel companions a "dry run" before you pack them into your luggage.

Leave it turned on in your bed - and head out of the room to see how much noise it makes. Are you comfortable with that level? If it's something that requires your body to function (like a stroker), consider placing your recording a video across your room while using it to see how much of the sound you can hear on playback.

Pay attention while cleaning and charging the toy to see if there are ways you can make it more discreet. Does it heat up too much under a sheet? Will the magnetic charging cable disconnect if you place it under something? Can you give it a full towel dry after washing it, or will that leave too much lint? What's the driest you can get it with your towel; is it dry enough to toss into a luggage now without sitting out?

Finally, if you have access to the toy's instruction manual, give it a quick perusal before you head out. How long does the toy take to actually finish a charge? That way, you can get it off the charger as quickly as possible. What are the buttons you need to press to Travel Lock it - and for the love of orgasms, take a picture of those instructions on your phone so you can unlock the toy again when you get there.

Happy traveling - and happy orgasms when you get there!

(Oh, and don't forget the lube!)

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Mistress Kay has a fondness for all things sexual. With a house that's quickly running out of room for all of her reading and vibrating pleasures, she spends her free time reading, writing, and learning about the sexual universe with her partners. She can be reached at Kinky World.

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