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Sex toys through airport security

Can I take my sex toys through airport security?

One of the top things that caught our eye this week was a fantastic agony aunt question over on A worried reader wanted to take some sexy toys on holiday floggers, cuffs, that kind of thing, and asked if they would get into trouble with airport security.

We’ve heard of people getting worried about battery-operated toys – no one wants to have their bag searched only for security to pull out a rabbit vibrator in front of the whole terminal – but this was an intriguing twist.

The question? Am I likely to get in trouble for bringing BDSM equipment through airport security?

The wonderful Molly Moore gave her answer, and it’s eye-opening! Sure, she says, there might be problems with anything that’s seen as a weapon, but she and her partner have:

“travelled back and forth between the USA and the UK with a vast array of toys in our suitcase including floggers, crops, lockable wrist cuffs, rope, candles, a Wartenberg wheel, butt plugs and a selection of insertables, mainly glass dildos.”

If you’re planning a sexy stay abroad, visit the link above to see the rest of her advice.

Can I take vibrators through airport security?

Of course it’s not just bondage equipment and whips that you need to be aware of if you’re traveling to other countries. Anything that buzzes or vibrates is a no-no in your hand luggage. That’s not to say you can’t take toys with you (what better way to make the most of that special hotel room?) but you should always remove any batteries before packing, and ideally stow them in your checked luggage if you want to avoid embarassment at the gate.

If you’re taking mains-powered toys, there’s an extra step to consider: the plug sockets and voltage of the country you’re traveling to.

Toys sold in the UK are safe to use in our power outlets, which have a voltage of 230 and a frequency of 50 Hz, but depending on where you are in the world the voltage may range from 100 to 240 volts. Check the instructions on the toy (or toys!) you’re planning to bring, and the information on electrical supply for the country you’re going to. When you’ve got this info to hand, have a look at the advice given by the Electrical Safety Council (now called ‘Electrical Safety First’) about using electrical appliances abroad. They can help you work out whether you need to buy a plug adaptor and/or voltage converters and adaptors that you might want to buy, as well as how to use electrical appliances safely on your holiday.

The good news is that this advice applies no matter what you’re using – be it a rechargeable vibrator or a pair of hair straighteners! If you check the instructions and make sure you pack any converters you might need, your toys can come with you on holiday and ensure you make the most of a fun and sexy trip.

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Why are Silicone Sex Toys Better?

Why are Silicone Sex Toys Better?

Now, without getting too technical, Silicone is a complex mix of ingredients called a polymer, which, when mixed together become inert meaning they do not easily react with other materials and therefore are less susceptible to degrade over time. On top of this, they are also Phthalate free, meaning they aren’t harmful to your body. In effect, Silicone toys are the best of the personal massager world.

Toys which are made from Silicone are a little more expensive than that of Latex or Rubber, however it not only its ability to last longer, but many other qualities that make them a better buy.

The advantages of Silicone toys over Rubber or Latex toys

• As already mentioned, as silicone toys are inert they are less likely to degrade over time. This means it will be safer for longer and forms the basis for a wonderfully long-lasting relationship.

• They are non-porous and therefore is less likely to harbour bacteria.

• Silicone toys can be washed in boiling water or in the dishwasher making it easier to clean and reduce harmful bacteria.

• They are hypoallergenic so perfect for those of us with allergies.

• They have no odour.

• They allow for better vibrations.

• They warm quicker to body temperature.

The disadvantages

• They are a little more expensive

• You cannot use Silicone lubricants with the majority of Silicone toys as the silicone in the lubricant degrades the surface of the toy. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions.

• Whilst very durable, Silicone can tear easily with sharp objects, therefore they need to be stored in a safe place.

Here are a couple of quick-links to our Silicone Vibrators, Silicone Dildos, Silicone Toys,

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The Vibe Guide #1

Whether you’re purchasing a vibrator to spice up a loving relationship or for those moments when someone just isn’t around, you need not look further.

We’d like to begin by saying that if you are a novice to using vibrators, the taboo has gone! Some would say that every woman should have a vibrator. Although this statement may be somewhat audacious, it is one that we deem to be true. With a range of either glass or silicone, we’ll titillate your fancy in a variety of environments. We’re not saying that you pull out a bullet on the bus, however, our vibrators can provide you with moments of self-satisfaction under-water and above. At the same time, the Lelo range can take your mind and body to unbelievable places, hence why rabbits tend to be at the top of our lists.

If luxury is a turn on for you, may we suggest our Leaf, Icicles, and Lelo ranges. Beginning with Leaf, the brand prides itself on beautiful design, whilst at the same time satisfies your every need, whether it be inner-our outer stimulation. If you are a little greedy and want very strong vibrations, have a play with Leaf’s Fresh. Icicles are a fantastic range of glass stimulators, which again similar to Leaf have been designed in such a manner that they could act as a decorative piece on a coffee table and no one would be any wiser. Lelo, again has a touch of class about its design, whilst at the same time has become known as one of the more popular brands as they never fail to please. At the top of its game is Lelo Insignia Soraya. Technically it’s a rabbit as it provides for dual action, but combining chrome with silicone and packing an almighty-punch, it is o-so-more than just a rabbit of luxury.

Last but not least, we have begun providing a range of vibrating strap-ons. We don’t want you to go away thinking that strap-ons are purely for two women, because more and more heterosexuals are dabbling in this area. It has been proven that for men, stimulating the prostate enhances blood flow in the pelvic area, bringing new oxygen and nutrients to tissues, helping those tissues release built-up toxins. Whilst at the same time, ‘a less-talked about kind of person who can also benefit from this kind of device is the man with erectile dysfunctions, perhaps from a prostate surgery, who no longer can achieve an erection firm enough or long enough for intercourse’.

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