Air travel with toys in your carry-on

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Air travel with toys in your carry-on

AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
I don't travel by air very often but this year I've flown on two separate trips, taking only my purse and a small carry-on suitcase. Even stranger is the fact that both trips were by myself; conflicts with busy periods at work meant my husband couldn't get time off approved.

This past spring, there was no problem. My things went right through the security checkpoints without a hitch.

This past weekend I was flying home. It's 5:30am, I've just gone through the security checkpoint and I'm waiting for my purse and carry-on to come through the scanner when I hear a male voice say, "check this out." I assume, quite rightly, that it's my suitcase in the scanner. *sigh*

A female TSA agent brings my suitcase to a nearby table and begins to dig through its contents. She eventually pulls out a red velvet drawstring bag that had been nestled safely in the midst of my belongings and tells me that everything must go through the scanner again, the red bag separately.

She brings everything back to the table but keeps the red bag in her hands. The drawstring wasn't tied so it's now loosened to the point that the top is completely open. She slides the item out about 1.5" and asks, "What is this for?" Looking her in the eyes, I immediately and calmly reply, "what do you think?"

"Oh!"

If you knew me, you'd be shocked that I wasn't red-faced with embarrassment! Instead, my only thought was, "Thank goodness I didn't bring my (orange) G4 Big Boss!" (or, as my husband calls it, my "clown dick").

The personel must be new hires because I just know my trusty, pretty pink glass bent graduate had to be one of the tamest toys they've run across! Now I'm wondering if they would've noticed my white WeVibe Salsa tucked into a side pocket of my purse - if I hadn't taken it out to use it the day before and forgotten to put it back...
10/04/2012
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I kept threatening to do this with former-Master since he lived in another country. "Yes, those are nipple clamps and a remote vibe - I'm not going to make out a stolen property report on them because of sticky-fingers in checked baggage. You understand."

I never thought of how glass would go through the scanner. Very interesting.

You were very classy in how you dealt with it.
10/04/2012
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
Hahaha, oh this post made me laugh! I always take my toys on my carry on. There was one time where one of my vibes flipped on in the bag as I was re-inserting my labtop. Haha, it was absolutely priceless. For whatever reason my TSA is usually a male, and they always give me a knowing look as my bag goes through, because generally I bring more then one toy along for the trip

I just got my first glass toy, so maybe it will go on my next vacation! Interested to see if I have similar experiences!

Proud of you for how you handled it all
10/04/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I'm surprised she didn't have an idea what it was! I agree with you that you may have had some new employees, because I would have thought they'd have see everything by now.
10/04/2012
pirata pirata
These posts make me tempted to bring a toy with me on a flight. Only thing is, I almost never fly anywhere. But this is staying in my head as an idea for the future lol
10/04/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
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Originally posted by mjtheprincess
Hahaha, oh this post made me laugh! I always take my toys on my carry on. There was one time where one of my vibes flipped on in the bag as I was re-inserting my labtop. Haha, it was absolutely priceless. For whatever reason my TSA is usually a male, ...
I forgot to mention I took the same toy (bent graduate) with me on the trip I took earlier this year. Interesting that TSA didn't bat an eye three of the four times my bent graduate went through their scanners on these two trips.

I'd heard about vibes turning on in bags so I told myself that if I took anything battery operated I'd have to remember to remove the batteries. It would be my luck to have my vibe go off and there'd be someone I know in line behind me! LOL I almost didn't put my WeVibe Salsa in my purse because there aren't any batteries to remove. Maybe it was a good thing I forgot to put it back in.

Since for whatever reason I wasn't embarrassed, it's amazing that I didn't take the bag out of her hands, whip out the toy and say something really sarcastic. I'm sure *that* would've gone over well!
10/04/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
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Originally posted by pirata
These posts make me tempted to bring a toy with me on a flight. Only thing is, I almost never fly anywhere. But this is staying in my head as an idea for the future lol
I think it was made even better by the fact that the first things she saw when she opened my suitcase were a bunch of stuffed dog toys. I'd won a raffle - saddle bag pack for a dog filled with stuffies - and had barely fit them into my suitcase.

Despite the somewhat obvious shape of the bent graduate, I thought it was more discreet than say a VixSkin dildo. I don't fly too often either but next time I might be tempted to throw in a few fun things and make it a point to watch the faces of the TSA when they scan my bag.
10/04/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by AmethystSmoke
I think it was made even better by the fact that the first things she saw when she opened my suitcase were a bunch of stuffed dog toys. I'd won a raffle - saddle bag pack for a dog filled with stuffies - and had barely fit them into my ...
If you really want to mess with their heads, get one of the lipstick vibes. *evil smiley*
10/04/2012
Rory Rory
I wouldn't be brave enough to bring a toy along unless I was driving. Good job handling the TSA!
10/23/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
The bent graduate probably looks like a gun on the x-ray, possibly one high tech enough to beat a metal detector, which probably explains it. I also read recently that dildos over a certain size are actually specifically disallowed in carry on bags, because they could serve as weapons. The day a terrorist successfully hijacks a plane with a dildo will be a dark day indeed.
10/23/2012
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