Come as You Are (sex shop)

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Come As You Are Co-operative

Come As You Are is a sex-positive sex shop located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1997 by Cory Silverberg as a worker-owner cooperative in the model of the United States-based Good Vibrations. Come As You Are has an educational and community-based mandate, aiming to provide a fully accessible store and a safe and comfortable environment where people can access sex information and products.[1] The sex-shop is praised for its work making sex toys more accessible for disabled people.[2]

The website claims the co-op has "a fundamentally anti-capitalist and feminist approach to sexual pleasure, health, and education".[3] Come As You Are has consistently been voted as one of Toronto's best sex shops by the readers of Now Toronto.[4]


Come As You Are frequently offers sex education, health, and pleasure workshops by sex-positive authors and educators, including Midori, Ducky DooLittle, Kate Bornstein, Susie Bright, and others.[5]

The co-op also provides education outreach workshops to local community groups and universities. In 2013, Come As You Are won The Co-operators' National Co-op Challenge with a proposal to bring their educational outreach to communities across Canada.[6]


  1. ^ "Your Local Neighbourhood Sex Shop Co-Operative: Come As You Are". Sex Life Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  2. ^ From sex shops to coaching, services can help people with disabilities explore sensuality - The Globe and Mail
  3. ^ "Come As You Are Co-operative: Canada's award-winning co-op sex shop". Come As You Are. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  4. ^ Bednar, Olivia (2019-02-01). "The best sex and kink shops in Toronto". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  5. ^ Grainger, Lia. "Workshops at Come As You Are with Susie Bright". Metro. Toronto: Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  6. ^ "Two Ontario co-ops win $25,000 in The National Co-op Challenge" (Press release). The Co-operators. 2013-10-28. Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-06.

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