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  • lyspan
    Posts: 9
    Has anyone tried taking their Aneros through airport security (carry-on luggage)? Just wondering if it was flagged for looking 'suspicious'. I know it's a dumb question, but I really don't want to be taken by surprise or embarrassed when trying to get to my gate.

    Thanks.

    Lyspan
  • nino
    Posts: 28
    hahaha :)

    lyspan, I had the same thoughts a few months ago. I ended up bringing two models with me. I put them in a plastic bag with my toiletries and didn't have any problem. Worst case scenario in my mind was if someone went through my bag and I would have to explain what they were and in that case my plan was that I would explain they are medically recommended for prostate health lol :) If I had been traveling with others I probably wouldn't have brought them in case they were pulled out in public. So then the worst case scenario is explaining this in front of strangers.

    Nino
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    Thanks Nino. That's EXACTLY the excuse I was thinking of using if I did get searched. Just nice to know that someone like yourself has actually pulled this off with no problems at the x-ray machine. I get "randomly" searched about 50% of the time I go through customs. I think I'll play it safe and only travel with it on domestic flights. Thanks again.

    Lyspan
  • mu1ti
    Posts: 61
    There's just no sweat about this.

    I can see why people worry about having to explain their aneros to their families or airline staff but quite simply it's a non threatening health promoting device which you are as entitled to carry or own as much as a walking stick or a toothbrush.

    Even if you can't bring yourself to explain this if you can say with a straight face that it's a new and secret kind of mousetrap you hold a patent on you will 100% get away with it. I guarantee it :)

    Personally though I would say it's an amazing new prostate stimulator which I would never travel without and I would recommend they buy one immdediately, they will wave you through in a flash.
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    How weird! I was just thinking this same thing! I have a business trip to go on next week, and I was contemplating how to get it through security...two nights without interruptions from the family sounds like just the ticket to get some experimenting done!

    The thought I had was just keeping it in my pocket and once through security slipping into the bathroom and putting it back in my bag. Wonder how noticeable the bulge from the Aneros would be in my pants.

    Heh. Just thought of another way to carry it that should be no problem getting past security, unless I got a full strip search! Not sure I'm up for that quite just yet, though...
  • Keep it simple, mate.

    It's a massage tool.

    "Right, next!"
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Absolutely, if need be, tell them it's a tool for deep tissue massage. Naturally, you don't need to elaborate what tissues are involved and how deep it's going.

    As an alternative, you might tell them that it's a new kind of capo or perhaps a slide for your guitar (I had to use these both myself on one or two occasions)

    :)


    BF Mayfield
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    At least it doesn't look like a popular sexual device which is easily recognized. I got pulled aside with carry on due to a suspicious object. The minute they said they had to search my bag I KNEW what they had seen. There was a male & female security guard and they asked if I had a preference of who search my bag. I said it didn't matter to me, but that it could be embarrassing to either of them. At which time they looked at each other, then they assisted each other as I verbally told them exactly how far they had to reach into my bag and what the object was concealed in.

    I was heading to a Body Electric massage workshop that had the potential of exploring anal massage. I brought two dildos as stimulation devices. Of cource one looked like it could be a pistol, the other might have looked like a night-stick if it wasn't coiled like a snake.
  • Lukas
    Posts: 6
    LOL! What was their reaction?
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    Just wanted to chime in on this. Just because they are airport security doesn't mean you have to tell them everything. All they need to know is whether the device is harmfull. Just show it to them. Chances are they won't know what it is, so they may ask what it is. Just say it is a plastic part for a very complex machine. If for some reason they ask for more information say that the information is confidential and you are not at liberty to discuss it. (Not a lie, but makes it sound like a new developement for a machine for some business.)

    Once again all airport security needs to know is if it is a bomb or a weapon of some sort. Just by looking at it you can tell it is neither. Of course they will be curious. But that is a good sign, it means they don't know what it is. So you have no reason to be embaresed.
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    I don't want to say who I work for but suffice it to say I am intimately familiar with this subject. Security Screeners are taught about discretion and how to deal with "personal pleasure devices". Even if a screener gets as far to ask you what specifically the aneros is, and even if you state boldly what it is, ultimately the screener will not care. Airport security is concerned with true threats. Period. I have seen an aneros on the xray screen personally. The image it presents is not threatening. Considering the things that Security Screeners see EVERY DAY, the aneros is mundane. Remember half of the people in the world use things like this and the other half lie about it. The screener looking at it may even be contemplating getting one.
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    It happened to me. It was in my toiletry bag with the other regular stuff I travel with. They just looked at it and that was it. I didn't say a word.
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    Glad to hear it is no big deal!
    Especially considering that your personal space when flying is down to about
    three inches by one inch.
    Exterior personal space I mean.
    As far as I can tell from experience the security checkpoints seem more setup to catch a guy flying with his "personal" than it is for finding sex toys.
  • Edit
    Posts: 0
    I brought a Nexus double dildo with a harness from seattle>> Heathrow>> Kenya and was not searched once.
  • I suppose you could tell them you use it to treat your hemorrhoids. I can assure you that won't handle it for long!!

    Kevin
  • nino
    Posts: 28

    Originally Posted By: Garner
    Glad to hear it is no big deal!
    Especially considering that your personal space when flying is down to about
    three inches by one inch.
    Exterior personal space I mean.
    As far as I can tell from experience the security checkpoints seem more setup to catch a guy flying with his "personal" than it is for finding sex toys.


    I guess things are changing and one might have to explain away that aneros at the airport... like the awkward situation this poor guy found himself in...

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/08/24/fake.bomb.ap/index.html
  • Ward
    Posts: 29
    I've traveled with mine and have had no problems. I was really nervouse about getting caught. I considered putting it in before I walked through security and then taking it out on the other side. Finally I just decided heck... I'll never see these people again.
  • nino
    Posts: 28

    Originally Posted By: Ward
    I've traveled with mine and have had no problems. I was really nervouse about getting caught. I considered putting it in before I walked through security and then taking it out on the other side. Finally I just decided heck... I'll never see these people again.




    Great! did you take lube along / check it in your baggage?
  • gravel
    Posts: 53
    I've been to Europe twice, and was searched both times. This first was over an old fashioned wind up alarm clock that they saw on the x-ray(aka, the kind used in old cartoons to set off bombs). They explained they were swabbing my bag for explosive chemicals, and it was just procedure (this was pre 9-11, so the atmosphere was quite different). The second time was a random search, and I had bought some erotic underwear on my trip. The airport security was very discreet and professional. Anyway, the point of all this is, if you use something and enjoy it, why be ashamed?
  • darwindarwin
    Posts: 1,193
    i recently went through airport security twice with the following in my carry on:
    - helix
    - 2oz tube K-Y
    - prostate cradle
    - crystal wand deluxe
    - lube syringe

    i was stopped the first time because of the cradle. they just dug it out of my bag, and i explained it is for prostate massage, as i have "prostate issues." the TSA guy fessed up that at his young age he already had acid reflux issues. (i refrained from telling him about the pleasure he could have if...)

    the second time i put the cradle in an exterior pocket of my carry on backpack, visible through the webbing, and sailed through.

    (i also deployed it while waiting at Gate 29. naughty.)

    darwin