I am travelling to South Africa from the U.K. via Dubai and I have sex toys packed in my big check in bag. Will this be an issue? Will I get in trouble?


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As long as your toys are in checked luggage, they go straight through to your destination and you'll be fine. (Bags are scanned for explosives etc, but this is largely automated and they don't care about the contents otherwise.)

However, if you have carry-on luggage or have a stopover in UAE, including any connection that requires you to recheck your bags (typically separate tickets), you run the risk of having your toys confiscated and possibly getting fined as well.

Do remember to remove batteries or fully discharge your toys before packing them though, airports don't like suitcases that make weird buzzing noises!

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