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. Founded in 1997 by Cory Silverberg as a worker-owner co-operative in the model of Good Vibrations, Come As You Are has an educational and community-based mandate, and provides a fully accessible store and workshop environment.[1] Come As You Are is known for providing a safe and comfortable environment where people can access sex information and products, as well as their work making sex toys more accessible for people with disabilities.[2]

Come As You Are is currently the only cooperatively owned sex shop in the world,[3] and holds the distinction of consistently being voted Toronto's best sex shop by the readers of Now Toronto.[4]


Come As You Are offers sex education, health, and pleasure workshops by Midori, Ducky DooLittle, Kate Bornstein, Susie Bright and other notable sex-positive authors and educators.[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. 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!". Archived from the original on 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  4. ^ Best sex store | NOW Magazine
  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. Retrieved 2013-12-06.

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