Vibrators now allowed in carry on luggage!

The following is from a press release sent out by Aren’t We Naughty in Ontario, Canada. I had no idea they weren’t previously allowed. Heaven forbid we threaten folks with too many orgasms on a plane!

Vibrators Now Allowed In Carry-On Luggage

TORONTO, Canada, June 30, 2011 – On Sunday, June 19th, The San Francisco Chronicle posted an article that might be of interest to hesitant travelers. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that it will allow travelers to pack vibrators into their carry-on luggage. While this is great news for many already fearful or embarrassed flyers, it is still important to remember that a few helpful guidelines while packing for your flight might help to make sure there are no embarrassing holdups at the security checkpoint.

One thing to remember is that in short, all current travel laws will still remain in effect with some minor modifications. What does this mean for you? While vibrating devices are now allowed, they still must be less than 7 inches (18 cm) like other similar objects. If you decide to travel with any liquids (possibly slippery ones), they must still be in a non-glass container that is 3 ounces (100 ml) or less, unmarked is fine. As much as you prepare yourself, always remember to prepare your toys for the flight as well. Remove any batteries if possible or put your toy in locked travel mode to prevent any unwanted vibrations. Steve Bannister, CEO of Aren’t We Naughty who makes some of the adult industry’s top products says, “I’m always carrying a few toys in my carry-on bags when I go back and forth from Toronto to China. Sometimes even I forget to lock them which can make for some very interesting conversations with security. I find it funny when I’m carrying ten of them in my bag at once, because I can’t help but start laughing at the awkward looks I get when my bag goes through the scanner.”

Knowing this, you also might want to vacation with your poker face as well to avoid yourself any embarrassment. If you are nervous that someone may see your toy at the checkpoint, know this. They will. Nico Melendez, spokesperson for the TSA says, “Inspectors are doing their job. They are trained professionals and they know a vibrator when they see one. They will not confiscate a vibrator. But they are trained to pay attention to electronic devices. Inspectors inspect, if you don’t want us to see it, don’t bring it.”

Do not let that scare you though. Carol Queen, a San Francisco sex expert, explains how easy it is to deal with a nosey inspector. “There’s no reason to be embarrassed. If an inspector asks you about it, look him in the eye and tell him it’s your vibrator.” More people travel with toys than you might think, so it is not something you should feel ashamed to have on you.

For the more adventurous, do not worry. Leather whips and paddles are still allowed.

We at Aren’t We Naughty would like to hope that although this article is about the American travel security checkpoints under the TSA cloak, the Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority will take notice and follow suit, and realize that Canadians like sex too.

About Aren’t We Naughty
“Aren’t We Naughty” started as a little store located in the small town of Brampton, Ontario Canada, 28 years ago and has since grown to 11 stores across the GTA. “Aren’t We Naughty” has become one of the leading adult novelty stores of choice for couples and individuals who are interested in broadening their sexuality in a fun way.


Quite frankly, I think you should always have some sort of toy with you when you travel – even just to alleviate boredom! Here’s to keeping the skies a friendlier place!

Kim Switnicki
Sex Educator, Author and Intimacy Coach for women

Rediscover your passion for sex so you have a juicy, loving marriage that lasts!

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