If you try to search on TSA’s website to check if you can bring condoms on a plane, there is surprisingly no information, given that they list hundreds of other items that you are and aren’t allowed to bring.
But we can definitively say that you can bring condoms on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags.
It would be better to pack condoms in your carry-on, though, as they won’t be subject to extreme temperatures that could damage their effectiveness.
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No Quantity Limits
Many people carry a condom in their wallet and have flown before and have noticed that they didn’t run into any issues.
But what about bringing a large supply of condoms?
As there is no information on TSA’s website about baggage regulations for condoms, we had to go to twitter and field test this too to get our answer.
Fortunately, there are no limits to the number of condoms you can bring with you in either your carry on or checked bags.
You may get a strange look from a TSA officer if you bring a year’s supply in your carry-on, but they’ll have to let you through.
You Can Ask for a Private Screening
Even in this day and age, it can still be awkward to bring condoms in your carry-on and onto a plane.
Thankfully, if your bag requires additional screening for any reason (note that it won’t be because you are traveling with condoms), then you can ask for a private screening.
Don’t worry, your pack of condoms or three won’t set off the airport metal detector or scanner either.
Condoms on International Flights
If you’re flying internationally either from or back to the U.S. or within other countries, you will be also be fine to bring condoms in your carry-on and checked bags.
Again, there will be no restrictions on the quantity you can bring.
You Can Also Bring Lube
The TSA have a rule called the 3-1-1 rule that prohibits passengers from bringing any liquid in a container that is greater than 3.4oz/100ml.
So, while you can pack lube in your carry-on, the bottle must be no larger than 3.4oz/100ml.
If it is bigger than this, then pack it in your checked bag.
Bring Your Toys Too
If you want to bring your adult toys with you, too, you can pack them in your carry on and checked bag.
Even though they may contain batteries, the type and power of these batteries are fine to bring through airport security and onto the plane.
You would be wise to take the batteries out first because you don’t want to be in the situation where your toy accidentally turns on and something is vibrating in your bag.
Keep in mind that depending on where you’re flying to, you might want to leave your adult toys at home.
Flying to Europe? That will totally be fine.
Flying to the Middle East? Definitely leave them at home.
Bring Your Other Items Too
If you’re really looking to spice things up, the TSA also allow you to bring handcuffs, whips, paddles, and floggers too, but keep in mind that the final decision whether they’re allowed or not always rests with the TSA officer at the time.
To avoid any awkward questions at airport security and to make sure they won’t be confiscated, we would recommend packing these items in your checked bag.
Again, you can ask for a private screening to avoid any awkwardness and embarrassment with your fellow travelers if you pack them in your carry on.
Ella Dunham, a Freelance Travel Journalist and Marketing Manager, boasts an impressive career spanning eight years in the travel and tourism sectors.
Honored as one of "30 Under 30" by TTG Media (the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper), a "Tour Operator Travel Guru" and "Legend Award" winner, Ella is also a Fellow of the Institute of Travel, a Member of the Association of Women Travel Executives, has completed over 250 travel modules, and hosts travel-focused segments on national radio shows where she provides insights on travel regulations and destinations.
Ella has visited over 40 countries (with 10 more planned this year).