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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. The bricks-and-mortar store on Queen Street West closed in 2016, but opened a new location in Kensington Market in 2020.[1] Come As You Are has an educational and community-based mandate, to provide a store where people can access sex information and products.[2] The sex-shop worked for making sex toys more accessible for disabled people.[3]

Come As You Are has consistently been voted as one of Toronto's best sex shops by the readers of Now Toronto.[1]


Come As You Are offers sex education, health workshops by sex-positive authors and educators, including Susie Bright, and others.[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ a b Bednar, Olivia (2019-02-01). "The best sex and kink shops in Toronto". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ From sex shops to coaching, services can help people with disabilities explore sensuality - The Globe and Mail
  4. ^ Grainger, Lia. "Workshops at Come As You Are with Susie Bright". Metro. Toronto: Metronews.ca. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  5. ^ "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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