TSA workers now quietly encouraging vibrator use

TSA note

TSA workers are known for flagrantly violating passengers' privacy, but now at least one of them seems to be doing it in a friendly, sex-positive, but still super-violating way. Witness: the overly friendly note (above) a female passenger found in her luggage, next to a vibrator she had packed, reading, "GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL."

Blogger Jill Filipovic, who was lucky enough to find said note in her checked luggage, explains, "It was a $15 bullet vibe from Babeland, about the most basic sex toy you can imagine. It has now been officially retired, since I have no idea if the TSA agents manhandled it."  

Um, sounds like a good call. And there you have it: a lesson on both the importance of packing strategically and the importance of proper sex-toy sanitation. I think we've all learned something here today.

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Commentarium (29 Comments)

Oct 24 11 - 8:44pm
nope

That's stupid, you could just clean it.

Anyway, packed vibrators often need to get checked because they start buzzing or making noise. They don't just check them to gawk or masturbate.

Oct 25 11 - 5:13am
j

you would be surprised, buddy

Oct 24 11 - 8:56pm
lefty

how anyone could see this an anything other than good fun is beyond me. how silly to retire a perfectly good bullet just because it might have been touched by a TSA worker. Chill, girl, and then yeah, get ya freak on.

Oct 24 11 - 9:05pm
duh

Are we sure this is real? Sounds like it could also be a publicity stunt from Babeland...?

Oct 25 11 - 5:14am
j

babeland would NEVER work with the TSA

Oct 24 11 - 9:05pm
millertoms

You should take the batteries out before travel. And I've travelled multiple times with all manner of adult goodies, and had my bags openly searched in front of me, yet none of them were ever found (packed towards the bottom of the bag). I don't know if that makes me more comfortable or less comfortable.

Oct 24 11 - 9:06pm
That's weird...

you hire high school dropouts to government jobs "protecting" our airspace and they abuse their power. I don't know how anyone could have seen that coming. If we only had some sort of historical document outlining our rights; then we could avoid these things.

Oct 24 11 - 9:27pm
@That's weird

So right. I mean, seriously, how dare they check out mysterious vibrating luggage. It's not like bombs vibrate or anything! Ugh, those damn high school dropouts that spend their days dealing with obnoxious jet-lagged assholes who think they're too good to go though the same security proceedings as everyone else are sooooooo annoying. Really, it's not like people ever try to bring weapons or illegal substances on to flights. I say who needs 'em?!

Oct 24 11 - 9:33pm
Publius

@@TW - What part of leaving a creepy note involves checking out luggage? I for one am all for security. What the TSA does is silly theater. True security requires professionals. The TSA workforce fails the test of a professional security force.

Oct 24 11 - 11:33pm
Wow

Miracles do happen. Publius, I couldn't agree with you more.

Oct 25 11 - 1:33am
hey

they check the bags in front of the passengers, so i dont know how a tsa agent would be able to write and slip a note into the bag without the passenger seeing.

Oct 25 11 - 10:37am
nope

The note is to alert passengers when they've had to open up and inspect checked luggage.

Oct 25 11 - 12:45pm
TJ

No they don't Checked luggage gets handed to TSA in their screened off area. They search at their leisure out of the public view. Perhaps this is the problem.

I say video tape the TSA screeners! Who knows, TSA could easily be infiltrated by terrorists who want to plant a bomb in your luggage. The fact that they can write creepy notes and play with your toys shows they are largely unsupervised.

Oct 24 11 - 9:25pm
She's right

to retire it. I work for the TSA and I'm always wiping my ass with items in luggage that I check.

Oct 24 11 - 11:20pm
Nobody

I love it, when the staff leaves snarky notes for me on the receipt or take out bag. It makes my day to have a little giggle and see someone else isn't a complete robot.

Oct 24 11 - 11:54pm
BrosephofArimathea

Maybe you should just buy a new dildo at your destination if it's $15.

Oct 25 11 - 2:30am
hm

How convenient that she's a blogger and this happened to her.

Totally making it up.

Oct 25 11 - 7:26am
moops

Yeah, I'm getting a weird vibe from this story.

Oct 25 11 - 11:13am
Ditto

+1 for the story vibe

Oct 25 11 - 1:49pm
jenn

I love how a woman masturbating is "getting her freak on"

Oct 25 11 - 5:38pm
In my bunk

Yeah, when I get found out I am labeled a pervert. For shame.

Oct 25 11 - 1:55pm
Cpt.Douchenozzle

And she just so happens to be a "Feminist Blogger."
This "facts" in this story smell kinda fishy.

Oct 25 11 - 4:40pm
BrosephofArimathea

Ha-Ohhhh

Oct 25 11 - 6:22pm
AshamedOfThisComment

I hope this leads to a shake-up of sensitivity training at TSA.

Oct 28 11 - 6:33pm
lefty

Nice going, blogger. You got this person fired for having a bit of harmless good natured fun at what is probably a very boring job...you blog about sex, right? I'd think you'd have a better sense of humor than to complain about this. How can you sleep at night knowing you caused someone to get fired when the economy is so f'ed up? I hope you get over yourself very very soon.

Oct 31 11 - 7:51pm
Whell

That's not a vibrator, he is just shakey...

Nov 20 11 - 7:43am
Madge

I can't bleeive I've been going for years without knowing that.

Nov 20 11 - 12:50pm
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