Holidays mean more time for ourselves, and time, my friends, is priceless! Like anything else, sex is better without time restrictions, with energy and freshness. Changing the scenario is also exciting. Going on holidays is a wonderful occasion to try out something new and to devote more time to our partners (either if they are old or new summer acquisitions – but keep it safe). Toys are always fun and helpful, but there are a few things to take into account when traveling with them.
1) WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?
Condoms are always good to have around, and of course lubricants are another basic. Lubes are like deodorants: there are many, they all work, but there is probably one that suits you best. In our shootings we use this gentle lube by Viamax, which also has the advantage of coming with a screw cap. This is important, because you don’t want a mess with lots of sticky product around your toilet bag!
Regarding toys, I would recommend to pack something of a reasonable size, but effective. An economic option is this cute mini vibrator by Tickler, and if you can spend a little more money, one of my favorites are these intimate massagers inspired in Japanese pastries by Tenga. Why is the Iroha series among my favorites? Because it feels like a soft marshmallow, and it’s so comfy that you’ll always be up to it!
Oh… Batteries, of course! You don’t want to arrive to your destination and discover in the middle of the action that you can’t use your toy because you forgot about the batteries! Toys with a charger may require a plug adapter, depending on where you are traveling.
Yes, there are tons of possibilities that someone from the security staff will have a glance at your sex toy. But who cares? It’s your right and it’s completely natural. So don’t tell a lie if they ask you. It’s always nice to check the legislation of the country you are traveling to, just in case. But you know what can be a bad idea, worldwide? Traveling with handcuffs and floggers – just a few examples of common items used for BDSM games. Well, pack a silk foulard or buy a new pair of handcuffs in your destination instead. I’ve already heard a few stories of people who had to drop the fake handcuffs they got in their carry on. I mean, if they make you throw away a nail clipper, don’t expect them to be more sympathetic with your little kinks. Oh, and it’s also a good thing to place your toys inside a plastic zip lock bag – you don’t want strangers to touch it, do you? Which leads me to the next point:
A lot of people forget that sex toys are in contact with your personal fluids, which means they can transmit diseases as well. If you use a vibrator with a sporadic partner, you should put a condom on it. Hey, and washing them just with water is not enough. I recommend to wash them with lukewarm water AND soft soap, and then apply a special product, like this tea tree toy cleaner: it’s organic, it’s easy to use and it smells delicious! Anyway: always read the cleaning instructions that come with your specific toy.