NY Mag: Report of TSA’s 7-Inch Limit for Sex Toys Is Greatly Exaggerated (Mar 5 2013) It was no surprise to learn, courtesy yesterday’s New York Post, that traveling with sex toys in your carry-on bag can yield funny looks, more frequent hand searches, and creepy notes from TSA agents. (If only because the Post previously reported on the phenomenon when it happened to writer Jill Filipovic less than two years ago.) Still, there was one line that caught the Cut’s eye:“The TSA acknowledges that there’s nothing illegal about traveling with the devices. Vibrators and dildos are OK in carry-ons, as long as they’re under 7 inches long, TSA rules say.”Who knew there was a sex toy rule of thumb? Though totally reasonable — especially compared to the TSA’s draconian 3.4 ounces toiletries rule — the size limit seemed a little arbitrary. What is the difference between a six-inch vibrator and an eight-inch vibrator, from a national security perspective? NY Post: TSA guys hard on sex toys (Mar 4 2013) Airport-security screeners apparently get a kink out of rifling through your sexy baggage. “My checked bag is searched almost every time I fly. I guess I’m just lucky, or look suspicious!” said sex blogger Rori Sweet of the DC area.Kitty Stryker, a California sex educator, added, “They always go through my bag!”Sex-toy fans usually know when their bags are searched because federal Transportation Security Administration baggage screeners leave official printed notices behind. Sex-toy peddler Vicki Kriner said one cheeky TSA screener even signed his search notice. “His name was Jim, and he dotted the ‘i’ with a heart,” Kriner said. “The note said to have a nice day and had a smiley face scrawled next to it.” “It seemed unprofessional, and a little creepy,” she said.