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I've seen very little about this topic online and so have no idea if it's allowed for carry on hand-baggage.

BDSM Items:

  1. Harness x2
  2. Fluffy hand restraints
  3. Jock straps x2
  4. Feather teaser
  5. Blind fold

Any comments or thoughts on whether Heathrow Airport security will allow these items in carry on hand-baggage?

  • Anything which can be used to restrain someone is most probably a no-no. – JoErNanO Nov 1 '18 at 20:54
  • All those items except handcuffs should be fine in carry-on. If handcuffs are velcro-based (not metal-based), they should be fine too. – George Y. Nov 1 '18 at 21:03
  • Depending on where you're going you might have trouble at your destination. The more conservative Moslem countries might frown upon them, for example. – user79658 Nov 1 '18 at 21:50
  • What are the chances of being stopped by airport security? Likely they'll want to open my bag to have a look at it? How embarrassing that'll be... – Andy Nov 2 '18 at 0:10
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    Well to update everyone, I just got through security without any issues. My bag passed straight through! Hurrah!! Thanks for all the help :) – Andy Nov 2 '18 at 5:19
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There is an extensive list of what can and cannot be carried in carry-on luggage at Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports.

I don't see anything in that list restricting things like handcuffs.

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    However there is the caveat "Airport security staff will not let anything through that they consider dangerous - even if it’s normally allowed in hand luggage.". This is a catch-all that allows staff to refuse items that were not specifically banned, as it's difficult to come up with a comprehensive list of everything that anyone might want to take on board a plane. Handcuffs if made of metal may well be such item that security staff uses thier judgement about. In this case I would think they might regard them as similar to knuckledusters which are banned as they could be used the same way. – Sarriesfan Nov 1 '18 at 22:37
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    I got through without any issues! Bag didn't even get searched – Andy Nov 2 '18 at 6:34

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