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Sex Toy Travel Locks: Common Mistakes

Dr. Lisa Lawless

Dr. Lisa Lawless, CEO of Holistic Wisdom
Clinical Psychotherapist: Relationship & Sexual Health Expert

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What Is A Sex Toy Travel Lock?

You would be surprised how many people are convinced they have a malfunctioning sex toy because they do not know about travel locks! But fear not, my fellow sex toy adventurers, we're about to unravel their mystery.

Picture this: you've got your trusty vibrating, rechargeable sex toy in your bag, ready for some discreet enjoyment on the go. But, uh-oh, it starts buzzing at the most inconvenient moment, like at a PTA meeting. Talk about awkward!

Enter the superhero of sex toys - the travel lock!

Most sex toys now have a travel lock, which is a feature typically found on vibrating, rechargeable sex toys and keeps the sex toy from being turned on or off by accident.

It is helpful, especially when traveling so that you do not have embarrassing situations such as a vibrating sex toy going off in your suitcase at the airport. Hence, the name 'travel lock' was given to this sex toy feature.

Travel locks also help keep a vibrator from being turned off by accident while you are using it. Thus, if you accidentally hit the power button while using it, the vibrator will keep running and keep your sexual flow going.

How To Turn On A Sex Toy With A Travel Lock

The way you typically turn off a travel lock is by pressing the power button and holding it down for 3-6 seconds, depending on the brand and model of vibrator you have.

Voila! Your vibrator will awaken from its slumber and then turn on, allowing you to adjust the settings. Unlocking your sex toy is as easy as pie!

How To Turn Off A Sex Toy With A Travel Lock

To turn off a travel lock, you simply do the same thing by holding the power button down for 3-6 seconds, and the vibrator will then power down.

Some vibrators have alternative ways of turning on and off a travel lock, so make sure you always defer to the instructions of the specific sex toy you have purchased.

Trouble Shooting Sex Toys With Travel Locks

On occasion, you may find that a sex toy comes with instructions and says to hold the power button down for 2-3 seconds. Some customers have reported that it takes a bit longer (as long as 6 seconds) to disengage a travel lock.

If you are having difficulty with a sex toy not starting, try holding it down a few seconds longer than the instructions say before you begin troubleshooting other potential issues. Sometimes, all it takes is a little patience to unlock the pleasure.

Need More Help?

If you've done your due diligence and checked the travel lock on your trusty sex toy, but it's being a bit of a party pooper and refusing to turn on, just head on over to our Rechargeable Sex Toy Guide for further help in troubleshooting what may be the issue.

Just remember that you've got nothing to worry about when it comes to us. We're your trusty professional sidekicks on your sexual journey. Whether you've got questions, curiosities, or you just need a little guidance to get your cheeky sex toy back in the groove, we've got your back! 

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