The design of the 19 is very whimsical. With all the colorful bumps, it's reminiscent of a Willy Wonka nerds rope, actually. Luckily, this artsy look makes the 19 rather discreet to those not too familiar with the glass dildo arena. I can't really think of a good excuse for what this toy could be used for, except as a toy Harry Potter wand, but I'm sure there are plenty of options there. The one inch diameter is nice, and even with slightly lubed up hands, the length has so far been enough to have a good grip on the toy while playing. As for travel, it's possible with this toy, but the idea of tossing an eight-inch chunk of glass into a suitcase gets me worried, no matter the padding.