Has anyone traveled with a sex toy?

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    Has anyone traveled with a sex toy on a plane?
    What's the best course of action? I don't want them to confiscate it.
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    Roberts85 saidHas anyone traveled with a sex toy on a plane?
    What's the best course of action? I don't want them to confiscate it.
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    you may walk funny buuuttt.... icon_biggrin.gif


    come on you knew that was gonna be thrown out there
  • Timbales

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    put it on your checked baggage and get a TSA approved lock
  • PRDGUY

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Roberts85 saidHas anyone traveled with a sex toy on a plane?
    What's the best course of action? I don't want them to confiscate it.
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    Only recently traveled by car, but few yrs ago by plane i had numerous toys as well as a pipe....... he, TSA was to search but i asked for his mgr to conduct the search and he told him, the new person, that often persons travel with 'personal items...... no search was dne that time as well as LAS [las vegas, the mgr overrode his underling......

    it cud have simply been 1- the mgr at GSO [greensboro], and or 2- the fact it was vegas.
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:30 PM GMT
    I must fit some kind of profile (though they claim no profiling is done), because every single time I have check baggage, I find a little paper "love note" from the TSA inside, saying my bag was inspected. And everything is usually jumbled.

    I'd simply phone the TSA, or the airline, and ask. A simple dildo should be OK, not sure about battery-powered toys. But expect your bag to be checked, and if it is, the law requires they leave that note inside so you know they inspected it.

    HEADLINE: "Man Detained At Airport on Suspicion of Carrying Battery-Powered Mini-Torpedoes to Attack US Ships"
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    Can't you buy one when you get there?
  • DiverScience

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    Roberts85 saidHas anyone traveled with a sex toy on a plane?
    What's the best course of action? I don't want them to confiscate it.
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    Yes. Right after 9/11 I was getting pulled over every single time I flew. My only guess for reason was because it was obvious I wasn't anything interesting (blond, blue eyed college kid at the time) so it helped them not look like they were profiling.

    I got annoyed. So I started bringing things for them to find. Erotica once, a vibrator once... you'd be amazed how fast the bag got packed up and shoved back into my hands.
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    I have never had a problem. You shouldn't have a problem unless you put a sling in your carry on.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidput it on your checked baggage and get a TSA approved lock


    What's a TSA approved lock?

    My partner had checked baggage locked once when he came to visit me a few years ago, and they broke the bag to get into it, so I'm not sure any lock will keep them out. And they took tooth paste on him icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    I randomly got strip searched in DFW back in 2005 and had some questionable DVD material in my bag.

    I don't know how I didn't die of shame standing there in my underwear with the customs guys holding porn... It was my first time I ever had them go through my stuff like that. The opened up notebooks and flicked through them all reading bits and looking at the receipts, slips and photos I had tucked in them. Asked me to turn on all my electronics and open up the battery compartments.

    Frankly it was terrifying at the time
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    I randomly got strip searched in DFW back in 2005 and had some questionable DVD material in my bag.

    I don't know how I didn't die of shame standing there in my underwear with the customs guys holding porn... It was my first time I ever had them go through my stuff like that. The opened up notebooks and flicked through them all reading bits and looking at the receipts, slips and photos I had tucked in them. Asked me to turn on all my electronics and open up the battery compartments.

    Frankly it was terrifying at the time
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:49 PM GMT
    Sex toy no. But battery operated hair thingie yes. My friend brought on with us to Orlando a few years back. Neither Bradley or Orlando TSA agents bothered with us.

    Here's a pic of the hair de tangler thing:
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    What would prompt a strip search? I've never heard of such a thing before. Are they allowed to do that without just cause?

    I don't believe it's illegal to fly domestic with sex toys (or even porn). However, if you fly internationally, it's not allowed. I know when you fill out the customs forms where I am now (Caribbean), they say you can't bring in pornography or sexual items. Also, the US customs forms (upon return), say the same things.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    Trance24 saidSex toy no. But battery operated hair thingie yes. My friend brought on with us to Orlando a few years back. Neither Bradley or Orlando TSA agents bothered with us.

    Here's a pic of the hair de tangler thing:
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    That looks like a shoe to me icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    MikePhil said
    What's a TSA approved lock?

    A TSA (Transportation Security Agency) approved lock is one that has (in addition to a combination lock) a keyhole that the security personnel can open in order to check the luggage's contents without having to break the lock. You should be able to find them at airports and at luggage-dealers.

    SafeSkies.com has TSA approved locks.
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    Oct 23, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    Roberts85 saidHas anyone traveled with a sex toy on a plane?
    What's the best course of action? I don't want them to confiscate it.
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    I just put them in my checked luggage and haven't had any problem. Of course, you should be aware that your luggage may be searched by security and that its contents may shift in repacking (so that the paraphernalia you cleverly packed in a plastic bag may come to the forefront of your luggage when open it).
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    Oct 23, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
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    Roberts85 saidHas anyone traveled with a sex toy on a plane?
    What's the best course of action? I don't want them to confiscate it.
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    I just put them in my checked luggage and haven't had any problem. Of course, you should be aware that your luggage may be searched by security and that its contents may shift in repacking (so that the paraphernalia you cleverly packed in a plastic bag may come to the forefront of your luggage when open it).



    ah don't sweat that, just buy a dildo with a voice box and then record this message in to it:
    TOUCH ME BITCH AND I'LL SPIT IN YOUR EYE icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 7:31 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 said
    NickoftheNorth saidI just put them in my checked luggage and haven't had any problem. Of course, you should be aware that your luggage may be searched by security and that its contents may shift in repacking (so that the paraphernalia you cleverly packed in a plastic bag may come to the forefront of your luggage when open it).

    ah don't sweat that, just buy a dildo with a voice box and then record this message in to it:
    TOUCH ME BITCH AND I'LL SPIT IN YOUR EYE icon_eek.gif

    ...which would make the "let me dig out the Norwegian chocolates we brought, Grandma" luggage disembowelment all the more interesting.
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    Oct 23, 2008 8:20 PM GMT
    I've traveled with a vibrator but not on a plane.

    I'd like to after reading they'll let you go faster.icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 8:28 PM GMT
    I say put it through with your carry on luggage. If they ask what it is, tell them. Offer to demo it if need be. Sex toys aren't illegal, I think. If they do confiscate it, get on the plane and loudly exclaim "I can't believe they confiscated my (sex toy name here), does anyone have an extra?!".
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    Oct 23, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    halltd saidWhat would prompt a strip search? I've never heard of such a thing before. Are they allowed to do that without just cause


    In 2005 I was pulled aside to a private area. I was told explosives had been detected on my shoes, and I was going to be strip searched.

    Just as we began the procedure, another TSA agent entered and said: "Here's his nitro glycerin bottle from the tub." (that grey plastic bin you empty your pockets into) It had my name and doctor's prescription on the bottle, for my heart condition. They released me and let me board the plane.

    Apparently when I put the nitro bottle into my pocket that morning, and then put my shoes on, trace elements from my fingers were transfered to my shoes. This was right after some guy on a trans-Atlantic flight had tried to explode his shoe or something.

    Now this was a fresh, unopened nitro glycerin bottle, that I had never used before. But there was enough residue on it, that it got onto my fingers, and then onto my shoes, that the detectors caught it. Medical nitro is chemically very similar to explosive nitro.

    It was a scary few minutes, but it ultimately made me feel safer, knowing that the detection equipment was that sensitive. Until I began to think: what if a real terrorist used the medical nitro ploy to explain any trace explosions on his person or his luggage? YIKES!!!!
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    I was told it was random, one out of a certain number of passengers or whatever. I don't really mind about it if the customs/security guy is nice enough. Innocent until proven guilty approach, but some of them take the opposite.

    LOL I always seem to get it but then I make for a suspicious person I spend all day in the chem lab, Use the same bags, notebooks, laptop etc as I use in the lab. I brought my equipment to school here with 2 lab coats and the pockets of one was full of endorphins, pipettes and old gloves.

    when I flew to Vegas last year the customs official took a long probe through my documents asked a couple of personal questions I really shouldn't have had to answer but I did anyway.

    He turned around and promptly declared in a really nasty tone that from his impression there was no way I could afford to be taking this trip.icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    We had been on a week-long cruise and were flying back from San Juan. In that airport, the screening machines are still out in front. They put my luggage through and apparently saw something that needed further inspection.

    While we were watching from a distance, she opened my bag, and pulled out one of my large black missile-style dildos (see www.forttroff.com). She held it up and showed it to her male co-worker who chuckled, then put it back, and sent my bag on its way... then she looked up and saw us... and gave a thumbs-up.

    What a great memory and a funny memory!
  • vindog

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    Oct 23, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    I was coming back from Jamcruise 2005 (flying out of Ft Lauderdale) and had two glass dildos in my carry on bag that I got on the cruise. They did pull me aside to check my bag, but in a small curtained area.

    As I was unpacking my bag I was kind of laughing I think (details are fuzzy since I had just gotten off a 6 day/6 night cruise with tons of my friends with 30+ bands and djs). I remember the security officer saying as I unwrapped it

    "Oh, thats what I thought it was."


    As a previous poster said, they aren't illegal. If they think its a sex toy they probably have a private place to find out.


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    Oct 23, 2008 10:45 PM GMT
    Roberts85 saidHas anyone traveled with a sex toy on a plane?


    Just my ex. They did not confiscate him.