The Mile High Club: How to Get Your Sex Toys Through Airport Security

If you’re setting off for sexy summer travels, you’re perhaps thinking of taking some of your trusty pleasure items with you. And as proud as we are of our beautiful range of stylish products, we appreciate that having to show them off to security personnel is less than ideal.

After years of traveling with our products both for business and pleasure, we here at LELO have learned how to breeze past check-in and on to our destination with no fuss. Check out some of our tips below.

How to Get Your Sex Toys Through Airport Security

Shut it Down and Lock it Up

While the pleasure toys of today tend to be rechargeable, we understand that many people still stand by their battery-operated buzzers. The thing about D-cell pleasure devices is that many don’t feature a control lock function – so take the batteries out before packing it in your carry-on bag. Massagers from LELO, however, are easily lockable, meaning that no errant button pressing will come between you and the boarding gate.

Bag It

In the event that your baggage does get searched, you don’t want a customs officer handling your intimate item, so pack your toys in clear plastic bags – they can see what’s inside and what’s more, it’s a hygienic storage option when you’re on-the-go.

Keep it Small

When it comes to restrictions on items for air travel, the US Travel Security Administration is a good yardstick for which rules will apply for luggage items. The TSA states that “tools” with a length of 7 inches (about 17.5 cm) are suitable for carry-on luggage. This means that petite, discreet massagers such as SIRI™ 2, MIA™ 2 or NEA™ 2  are good to go, but ELISE™ 2  will have to wait for your next road trip.

Own Up

When an Airport security agent asks you what’s in your bag or has you explain an item on the x-ray display; tell it to them straight. This will save you being pulled aside for further questioning and perhaps also avoid them having to rummage through your bag. Embarrassment is really a non factor here because these people handle thousands of articles every day; your sex toy won’t even qualify for break room gossip.

Know Before You Go

Believe it or not, sex toys aren’t accepted in every place on the globe. Some countries and regions have bans on your little buzzing buddy, like India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – even some US States. If you’re so much as simply not sure if your destination allows sex toys, being absolutely sure is just a Google search away, and can save you a whole lot of trouble.

Traveling with your toys can be fuss-free, and when you reach your final destination, they can only enhance the loosening of inhibitions that comes with being in a new place, whether you’re traveling solo or with a partner.

Check this out: Tips for Getting away with having Sex on the Plane

Written by: Katy Thorn

Katy Thorn is a post-grad writer with a passion for writing about sex, sexuality, and all things rated R. She received her degree in Women’s Studies with a focus in Intersectionality at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!). She has a cat named Yoko, drinks too much black coffee, and hates writing bios.


  1. Can anyone pls sdvise if is it allowed to travel with vibrator in dubai?

    • Hi Cattleya,

      Thanks for your question! Unfortunately, sex toys are currently illegal in Dubai, so we advise you to leave it at home. Bringing banned items into any country is done at your own risk.

      Good luck!

  2. What about India..? Bringing a small clitoral simulator bullet battery operated bought from USA can be troublesome at Indian Airport?

  3. Can you travel to Bahrain with a vibrator in checked luggage

  4. Can you bring a vibrator in your checked luggage to Dubai?

  5. Eva, were you able to take it to Bahrain?

  6. Anyone know what the rule is for stopovers? Flying from Australia to London and Europe, but have a stopover in Dubai / United Arab Emirates. Same airline, so my luggage should just get transferred to my next flight and I shouldn’t collect it until I arrive in London, so I’m guessing it shouldn’t be a problem for stopover because I’m not staying in the country? 🙂 Thanks!

  7. Hey there, I would imagine that your luggage should be transferred straight over to your connecting flight, so shouldn’t be scanned therefore making you safe to travel with a toy. However, I would suggest calling your airline just in case and asking for their advice. We couldn’t imagine anything worse than a confiscated sex toy!

  8. What about US to Canada? That seems like it’ll be fine.

  9. Can you put a vibrator on a check in luggage? Or just check in bags? Thanks

  10. When in Dubai, put your phone in a zipper bag and turn on one of the many vibrator apps available.
    Use one of your older phones for some vibe time.

  11. Flying from US west coast to US east coast, Mona Wave with integral non removable battery in checked baggage, (buttons in “locked” mode), is that going to be an issue for TSA?

  12. I am Traveling from US to India via Dubai, is it okay that i put my vibrator in my checking bag.
    not staying in dubia but travelling to India. Can yo u help me with some Tips that i can take them over to india.

  13. Regarding a stop-over in Dubai — I flew from India to Oslo, Norway — I had a 4-hour stopover in Dubai — I did have to reclaim my luggage, have it scanned, and give it back — very similar when flying to US and connecting to another flight within the US… same baggage tag, same flights, not staying in Dubai, not legally entering Dubai with a Visa, just claiming luggage/scan/ and give it back to the baggage check — very fast and effortless; however, I did not have any sex toys — but if I had, they would have been discovered and I have no idea what would happen, knowing they are illegal. I have read about passengers being arrested for having a prescription drug that is illegal in Dubai – and some waited for 3 years or more for a trial. If you have a prescription drug, or any drug (even non prescription in your own country), get your doctor to list it on a prescription and what it is used for – and carry copies of these prescriptions so there is no doubt, and that should even prevent possible issues in other countries where the drug is illegal… this goes for even just passing through a country and leaving for another destination without leaving the airport.

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