• Traveling with Sex Toys - Top Tips from Lovehoney Staff!

    Travelling with sex toys - advice from Lovehoney staff

    Whether you're jetting off on a business trip, luxurious holiday or romantic weekend away, there's no reason why your favorite Sex Toys shouldn't come with you.

    While you may not be able to fit one of our Large Dildos in your hand luggage, a discreet Bullet Vibrator or Cock Ring is perfect for taking on holidays with you.

    From conferences to trade shows, here at Lovehoney we're no strangers to traveling with sex toys!

    Having built up an impressive amount of air miles between us, some Lovehoney staffers have contributed their top tips for worry-free travel.

    Check out our best advice for traveling with sex toys below, and feel free to add your own in the comments.



    Krista, Blogger and Social Media Whizz

    Krista Travel Tips"If you’re flying with big or hard toys, like njoy dildos or a Hitachi for example (remember Hitachi can’t be used outside of North America, not even with an adaptor) I recommend checking these items in your luggage. If you plan to only have a carry-on, be prepared to clearly explain what the items are. i.e. “I have a large metal sex toy in my bag.” This will help the process go much more quickly.

    When confronted by TSA don’t be vague, that looks suspicious and may delay your screening. Put toys in clear plastic bags labelled “gigantic dildo” etc. When they open your bag they will be able to see the item and won’t need to touch or remove them. Be prepared to receive a notice that your bag has been searched.

    TSA are just as curious and nosey as everyone else it seems."


    Gemma, Lingerie Category Manager

    gemma pestel advice

    "With lingerie it's important to travel light; a steel boned corset will take up your baggage allowance, so choose a style that's lightweight and easy to fold - satin and lace are the perfect materials.

    I would recommend iCollection's Satin and Antique Lace Chemise for anyone heading to warmer climes. Not only is it incredibly sexy, it's also adjustable (ideal if you're looking forward to some much-needed vacation indulgence) and feels very light and cool against your skin.

    The gorgeous style is also available in plus size."


    Chelsea, Customer Care Advisor

    Chelsea customer care"The Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator is extremely nifty for pleasure on the go as it is small and sweet and easy to place into the secret compartment of your handbag! If you place it so it is facing with the head down, any quick glances at security check could easily mistake it for a lipstick.

    My top tip would be to ensure the attachments and batteries are also packed in a separate pocket as I had a very bizarre experience walking through a park in Dublin with a random buzzing emitting from my carry on! After doing the classic 'kneel down and rummage through your bag to identify the noisy object' scenario.. let's just say my toy was not the only thing blushing pink!"


    Matt, E-Commerce Manager

    matt curry sex toy advice"If you're traveling with a battery-operated sex toy, always remove the batteries before you pack to ensure there's no chance to it going off unexpectedly in your luggage.

    If your vibrator is rechargeable it's a bit more difficult - but you'll find lots of luxury toys are designed with travel in mind. In particular, Lelo vibrators all feature a secure travel lock function to ensure they don't start buzzing in your bag.

    Alternatively, why not take advantage of Lovehoney's fantastic Shipping Rates and get products delivered directly to your hotel? That takes the hassle out of packing them, and our Discreet Packaging means nobody will be any the wiser!"


    Lucy, PR Executive

    LucyTravelTips"My tip would be to keep a pot of Pin Ups Bombshell Orgasm Balm in your handbag/travel bag.

    The packaging is really inconspicuous and and it looks just like a pretty lip-balm, so no issues going through security or if your bag gets searched somewhere along the way.

    Even if someone opened it, it's actually not dissimilar to Vicks in smell or texture. It's so discreet you can easily nip off to the bathroom and give yourself a head start on the holiday pleasure. Apply before your transfer to your hotel – by the time you check in you'll be desperate to kick off the holiday romance!"


    Nicole, Blogger and Editor

    Nicole travel tips"I think lube is the key to a good sex life, but with liquid restrictions and lack of space, it can be really inconvenient to carry around a bottle of your favourite lubricant while travelling.

    I recommend investing in some sachets of Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant. This multi-purpose lube is great for using with toys or a partner.

    You can slip a few into your handbag or suitcase, and even take them through security with your other liquids. The packaging is so discreet that they look just like sachets of face cream or make-up and won't raise any eyebrows."


    Bonny, Head Buyer

    Bonny travel tips"If I'm travelling for a weekend away then I like to take a take a small discreet rechargeable toy like the Lovehoney Flash Rechargeable Mini Vibrator. It's a USB powered mini vibe so you can charge it from your laptop or with a USB adapter plug which I'm taking for my iPad anyway.

    So that the vibrator doesn't go off in your bag you can also take the two parts apart and store them separately in your hand luggage.

    The base actually looks like a memory stick so no embarrassment if your bag is checked and the tip is made of silicone and plastic so will never be picked up as threatening on an airport scanner!"


    Annabelle Knight, Lovehoney TV Presenter

    Annabelle Knight shares her tips for travelling with sex toys"With luggage allowances decreasing rapidly, every ounce counts! If you're taking a toy away with you, go for light and discreet.

    The Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator is perfect. Pocket-sized and powerful, this tiny toy will certainly ensure you have fun in the sun!"

    Annabelle Knight is Lovehoney's resident sexpert and presenter. You can see her on Lovehoney TV or visit her website.


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    Comments (2)

    • Sandra: August 12, 2013 15:51
      Love these tips! I'm going on holidays next week and will definitely be putting them to good use.
    • Simone: August 14, 2013 21:17
      Love all these expert tips! I second the advice above: always remove the batteries and place them in another compartment or bring toys with a travel lock. Having had some embarrassing buzzing incidents in the past, I now follow this rule to the tee! :)
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