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Old Aug 18, 06, 12:30 pm   #1
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"personal lubricant" addition to allowable items

Ok, this is kind of a bizarre question, and I hope it isn't inappropriate to ask
in this forum.

I re-read the tsa.gov list of permitted/prohibited items. They have
added that one may carry up to 4 oz of a "personal lubricant". Do they
mean some kind of sex-lubricant, or would Curel hand-lotion be personal
enough? I suspect the former, but was hoping for the latter.

I think, also, that this is a very interesting thing to add to the list, considering
that in another discussion on FT, a man had his lubricated condoms
confiscated. Well, first I was thinking "who would need a sexual
lubricant in mid-air?" but then I realized that perhaps there are women
who experience dryness/symptoms that make such a product necessary
for general health.

Which brings us all back to the irritations we have around not bringing
our less-personal moisturizers aboard....

It occurred to me that the airlines could do like some gyms, and have
large dispensers of lotion, mouthwash, and Purell in the bathrooms...but
of course that costs $$$ for them.

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Old Aug 18, 06, 12:54 pm   #2
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I split out your question from the thread on what everyone's experiences have been with bringing makeup and toiletries through security. I'm also wondering if this might be best addressed by one of the screeners in the TSA forum. Maybe one will be kind enough to answer this for us here.

Edited to add: I see you have raised the question there and it's being discussed on the thread below. Maybe Bart will have a clarification on that soon. I'm certainly eager to see what it means - I'm hoping moisturizers and the like.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...80#post6251680


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Old Aug 18, 06, 12:57 pm   #3
  
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I think this is the best question of the day.

I am still giggling.

Seriously, how many TSA accidents are going to result from this crap?

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Old Aug 18, 06, 1:02 pm   #4
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I just read the TSA page and it specifically says no to moisturizers and yes to KY Jelly in carryons. I'm thinking that may be the answer ... I wonder about vaseline??? Vaseline can be used in a lot of ways as makeup substitutes - on lashes, as lip gloss, a make-up remover - that would be a nice improvement for us women folk.

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Old Aug 18, 06, 1:11 pm   #5
  
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Am I missing something? Why would someone need KY in-flight? I would much prefer Blistex. Maybe there are health problems I don't know about, but I would assume someone with problems could use some type of suppository.

Hmm.. I wonder what my fellow passengers will think when they see me rubbing the new warming KY on my dry hands and lips mid-flight. Might be an interesting way to moisturize.
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Hmm.. I wonder what my fellow passengers will think when they see me rubbing the new warming KY on my dry hands and lips mid-flight. Might be an interesting way to moisturize.
And I'm wondering if KY Jelly will remove make-up and make my lashes look longer, assuming they don't allow Vasaline. It looks like there may be more work arounds here ... strange work arounds, but work arounds.
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Old Aug 18, 06, 1:21 pm   #7
  
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Not to mention using charcoal for eyeliner. I am actually looking for tooth powder to replace toothpaste in my carry-on for long-haul trips.

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I'm waiting for the answer!

There has to be (not) logic in this.
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There has to be (not) logic in this.
Who owns stock in the KY company?
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One could interpret this to mean that the decision makers of banned items could care less if their partner is seriously dehydrated, has bad breath or body odor, as long as they are well-lubricated.
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Old Aug 18, 06, 7:01 pm   #11
  
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i'm thinking KY could be the WD40 of personal care - face and hand cream, lash care, make up remover, etc but probably not toothpaste
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Please, please, oh beneficent being, let it not come to that. If it does, I'm well and truly done -- and I'm not sure if that will be with flying or with neo-fascist America.

But seriously is this stuff the duct tape & chewing gum of the cosmetic world?
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The signature line of fellow poster Tennisbum comes to mind.
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So many ways to answer the question re: the KY jelly being approved but moisturizer not, but then I realized all of my responses would take it into OMNI territory! So I'll just say

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Who owns stock in the KY company?
Johnson and Johnson? Many people and its doing quite well.
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