Wellness

The 9 Best Travel-Friendly Vibrators and Lubes

Written by: Denise John, PhD

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Updated: October 6, 2022

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Whether sex toys are the first things you pack or the last items you squeeze in, there’s a short checklist for choosing the perfect vibrator for travel: You do not want to deal with extra batteries, so rechargeable ones only. To avoid the possibility of the vibrator turning on and buzzing while it’s stowed away on the flight, you’ll want one that has a travel lock or travel pause feature. And if you’re like us, you’ll want it to be on the smaller side to maximize luggage space.

A note on batteries: Rechargeable batteries are TSA-approved for travel—most consumer electronic devices that require batteries are permitted in carry-on and checked luggage, including dry-cell, lithium-metal, and lithium-ion batteries. You may want to pack vibrators with lithium-metal or lithium-ion batteries in your carry-on, which is recommended by the FAA. If you’re packing them in your checked luggage, just be sure that they’re in travel mode—completely powered off and locked to prevent them from being accidentally powered on during the journey.

  1. BEST CLITORAL VIBRATOR

    This little heart is small enough to slide into your bag and has two powerful motors to fall in love with: One delivers patterns and intensities for broad or targeted sensations. The other creates a unique tapping motion that ranges from a gentle beat to intense drumming. You can play with each motor combined or independently, which gives you lots of vibrations to explore (100 combined sensations, if you want to be precise). And the heart shape gives you subtle curves to play with, too.

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  1. BEST VULVA VIBRATOR

    As its name suggests, Viva la Vulva’s compact design and gold sphere make it especially pleasurable for vulva play. It’s designed so that you can rock the curve against your body to heighten sensation as you build to an orgasm. It’s a good pick if you’re looking for a vulva vibrator with an element of active play that not every vibrator has.

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  2. BEST VIBRATOR FOR PARTNER PLAY

    This small, versatile sex toy is worn on your—or your partner’s—fingers to add vibrations with every touch. Each of the vibrator’s edges offers a different sensation: flat and squishy or firm and slightly pointy. And it can move at three speeds. It’s so small that you can toss it in a loose dress pocket as a last-minute carry-on.

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  3. BEST VIBRATOR FOR QUIET PLAY

    The Touch X vibrator has seven patterns and eight intensity levels to explore; even the highest is super quiet. For this reason, it’s a good pick if your travel play requires discretion. For a broad sensation, place Touch X in the palm of your hand and press the shallow cup against your entire vulva. You can also use the ridge for targeted stimulation of the clitoris. And it’s waterproof—for any aquatic adventures.

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  4. BEST BULLET VIBRATOR

    Bullet vibrators are compact and discreet. The Etoile Bullet is super sleek (and it’s just shy of an inch long, which makes it even more convenient to throw in your handbag or luggage). It’s made from stainless steel, so it has a satisfying weight to it and gives you a different sensation than silicone or plastic vibrators. And it has 10 (powerful, deep, rumbly) vibration modes to play with. Adding lube makes its smooth stainless steel surface extra slippery and pleasurable.

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  5. BEST SUCTION VIBRATOR

    Sila’s extra-wide mouth cups over the whole head of the clitoris, using gentle sonic waves to generate pulsation and suction. Its distinctive cruise control technology senses how hard you’re pressing it to your body and automatically adjusts its intensity to match. It’s made with soft, body-safe silicone and has eight vibration patterns to play with.

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  6. BEST VIBRATOR THAT FEELS LIKE A PARTNER’S TONGUE

    Ora 3’s unique nub sits under its soft silicone surface and rotates and vibrates to mimic the feeling of a partner’s tongue. It has 12 vibration and speed settings to explore, and you can comfortably hold it—loop a finger or two through the hole in the middle and you can easily position it wherever you please.

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Lubes and Sex Serums

Lubes and sex serums can add an extra dose of pleasure to any vacation-sex adventures. (We recommend pairing whichever sex toy you choose with a clean, water-based lube.) These sleek bottles can easily slide into your toiletry bag, purse, or wherever you choose. Plus, they’re both below TSA’s 3.4-ounce or 100-milliliter limit.

  1. THE SEX SERUM

    Made with aloe, chamomile, ginseng, horny goat weed, and hempseed extracts, Personal Fav’s Whet is a light, water-based sex serum infused with arousing ingredients that give slip without the stickiness. You need just a few pumps for wherever and however you want to play.

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  2. THE FLAVORED LUBE

    This chic bottle adds a nice touch to your travel kit (or wherever you stash it). It’s formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, L-arginine, and botanical extracts. A few spritzes of Glissant’s Sea Salt & Caramel Water-Based Lube adds another layer to your vacation play.

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