Tourists are being warned that they could risk arrest by taking sex toys on holiday with them.
That’s because certain countries, from the Maldives to Saudi Arabia, have bans on them.
Read on to find out which countries won’t be too happy if you turn up with a sex toy in your luggage.
Tourists are being warned that they could risk arrest by taking sex toys on holiday with them
The Maldives is known as a popular honeymoon destination thanks to its white sand and clear blue waters.
But pornographic materials are prohibited by the Maldives Customs Service, says British-based sex toy retailer Carvaka.
Sex toys come under this category, which means they are banned from the country.
Under Islamic law, sex toys are also prohibited in Saudi Arabia.
This is because they fall into the category of illegal ‘pornographic material’.
If a sex toy is discovered in a tourist’s luggage, they can be confiscated.
United Arab Emirates
Visitors to the United Arab Emirates should be aware that they can be prosecuted for taking sex toys into the country
The United Arab Emirates draws in millions of visitors, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi especially popular.
But visitors should be aware that taking sex toys into the country or even ordering them to be delivered there is illegal.
Not only can they be confiscated, the person who owns the toy can also be prosecuted.
It would appear that Thailand has a relaxed attitude when it comes to sex toys due to its thriving sex industry.
But they actually fall into the category of obscene goods according to the country’s list of prohibited items.
This means that if they are discovered, the authorities could take criminal action.
In 2011, authorities in Vietnam, pictured, made buying sex toys or bringing them into the country against the law
Vietnam is a growing tourist destination.
But it doesn’t like tourists who bring sex toys with them.
In 2011, authorities made buying sex toys or bringing them into the country illegal.
And if visitors are found bringing sex toys into the country by customs, they will be confiscated.
Sex toys are also prohibited in Malaysia, according to the country’s penal code.
It states that possession of ‘any obscene objects whatsoever’ can result in a fine or even prison.
This also extends to the importation of any sex toys.
Tourists flock to India each year and many visit the Taj Mahal, pictured. But they can’t take sex toys as they are ‘deemed to be obscene’
Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code bans objects which are ‘deemed to be obscene’.
Objects include sex toys as well as books, drawings and figures.
Massagers can be taken into India but not if they are phallic shaped.
Carvaka wrote on its blog: ‘While breaking these laws might just result in your favourite adult toy being confiscated.
‘It’s best not to test the local systems and instead respect them.’