As an international kinkster, I have to travel with my gear all the time. A lot of people overestimate the difficulties when it comes to especially airport security, so here I describe the outline of different precautions you should take while bringing interesting stuff with you for international trips.
Airport security check
|Regular fetish clothing: rubber, leather, lycra|| Luggage: No restrictions in checked luggage or hand luggage |
Worn: No restrictions
|Heavy gear: motorcycling suits, hazmat gear, diving suits|| Luggage: No restrictions in checked luggage or hand luggage |
Worn: May need to be taken off for security screening. Wear something underneath.
|Uniforms|| Luggage: No restrictions in checked luggage or hand luggage |
Worn: No restrictions if not containing insignia or appearance with legal powers (such as police)
|Gas masks||Luggage: No restrictions in checked luggage or hand luggage|
Worn: You should probably not wear a gas mask while in an airport or onboard an aircraft
|Lubricants||Luggage: Regular liquid restrictions apply for hand luggage, no restrictions in checked luggage|
|Handcuffs||Luggage: TSA explicitly allows handcuffs in both checked luggage and hand luggage. Other countries will most likely not allow handcuffs in hand luggage. No restrictions in checked luggage.|
|Other restraints||Luggage: Restraints which are deemed a risk to aircraft safety are not allowed in hand luggage. No restrictions in checked luggage.|
|Butt plugs and dildoes||Luggage: No restrictions, unless your plug is large enough to be used as a weapon, in which case you might want to ease a bit on the ass play.|
|Electro boxes||Luggage: No restrictions, in hand luggage should be taken out of bag for separate screening like all electronics. Should be charged to display functionality if requested.|
|Poppers||Luggage: Forbidden in both checked and hand luggage for flammability. But difficult to find in screening.|
|Shock collars||Luggage: No restrictions in hand or checked luggage.|
Worn: should be taken off for security screening
|Chastity belts||Luggage: No restrictions in hand or checked luggage|
Worn: metal belts should be taken off for security screening, or a thorough private search will follow
In general, airport security is not concerned with your destination legislation. However, certain items can be illegal in your travel destination.
Viagra and other erection aids are usually prescription medicines. Standard rules for posession and importation of personal medicine apply.
Shock collars are illegal to import in some countries. There is generally no exception for human use only.
Leg irons are considered instruments of torture in international law. Their import and export is subject to licenses. In the EU, Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 forbids the import of leg irons. There is no exception for personal use.
Military equipment and parts of them are subject to international controls. In the US, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulates the movement of such goods. There is no exception for personal use. The list of items controlled is surprisingly large, and found in the United States Munitions List.