- July 3, 2015
There was a time when almost all of the silicone toys we carried were completely made by hand and each and every one was unique. The size, density, and colour of each toy was unique - and each and every dildo was truly one-of-a-kind and a work of art. Now that the whole world have discovered the joys of non-porous, boil-able silicone, it is ubiquitous and more often than not, machines do the work of production - and sometimes design. Hole Punch Toys and other artisinal sex toy crafters are bringing back the best parts of the early days of silicone with often whimsical, always hand-made sex toys. | View all Hole Punch Toys
- June 26, 2015
As the world’s only worker-owned co-operative sex shop, we have a lot of feelings about Pride - as a concept and as an event. As they say, the first Pride parade was a riot, and decades later, it now feels like little more than a platform for advertisers and commercial concerns - not as a venue for sexual liberation.
As mostly queer-identified people ourselves, we’ve watched the movement for ‘marriage equality’ and the corporatization of gay identities with increasing skepticism. As much as we heartily advocate for equal rights for all - including the right to marry - it seems that over time, this community has lost sight of our community’s original goals of anti-oppression and sexual/gender/orientation liberation for all. | Read our The Swallow Your Pride Manifesto
- May 29, 2015
The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century.
A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. | Read more about The Sex is a Funny Word
- Minna Life kGoal May 23, 2015
What are your goals? When we founded this co-op way back in 1997, our goal was to help provide access to sexual pleasure, health, and education. And these days? Well, we'd be pretty happy if everyone would just do their damn kegel exercises! In that vein, we are proud to be stocking Minna Life's squeeze-sensitive kegel exerciser in our shop. | Read more about The Minna Life kGoal
- Magic Wand Rechargeable May 19, 2015
Say hello to an important new chapter in sex toy history! With four power intensities and four different pulsation modes, this toy will have an exponential number of different sensation options unavailable in the classic corded Magic Wand. Unlike most cordless, rechargeable vibes, this wand will also be plug-and-play friendly. If you've accidentally drained the battery, just plug in the toy, and it will keep on going! | Learn more about The Magic Wand Rechargeable
- Best Sex Writing of the Year April 23, 2015
While this title may be the best sex writing of the year, we'll go out on a limb and say it is actually the best sex writing anthology we've seen since Cleis press initially introduced this annual title. Edited by local favourite (and sometimes CAYA workshop facilitator) Jon Pressick, this title has packed more sex educators, activists, and artists in than we ever thought possible. From Cory Silverberg's brilliant (and true) "We Need a New Orientation to Sex" to Morgan Page's essential "Crazy Trans Woman Syndrome", this year's best sex writing is beyond thought-provoking - it should be required reading for anyone interested in sex and sex culture. We found it downright inspiring. | Learn more about The Best Sex Writing of the Year
- The Science of Sex March 19, 2015
The surprising new science that will transform your sex life
Whether you're someone who enthusiastically identifies as a 'sex nerd' or you're someone who has spent some time in your life worrying that there's something about your sexuality that's not normal, Come As You Are is sure to be a ridiculously enlightening reading experience. Our co-op has always been extremely skeptical of sex research - it often tells you much more about the researcher than the subject - but Emily Nagoski's book takes the last fifty years of sex research and manages to explain it in a thorough, critical, and entertaining fashion. If anyone has ever told you that your body, or desire, or relationships is weird or wrong or fucked up, Come As You Are is here to tell you that you're okay, the person who told you that is wrong, and science can prove it. We liked this book so much, we're running Emily's 5 Dirty, Little Secrets from the Science of Sex workshop. | Read about Come As You Are: The Science of Sex
- Learn how to Choose a Lube! March 12, 2015
Want to find a lube that works for you? Want FREE lube? Get your hands on one of our lube samplers, and find out what lube will work best for you by checking out our how to choose a lube flow chart and guide! | Read more about How to Choose a Lube
- STPs For You and Me! March 6, 2015
We’ve never loved or trusted an STP (stand-to-pee) de-vice enough to carry it in our little co-op, but we’ve fi nallyfound something that works well,is reliable, and looks amazing on!These Form Function STPs come inmultiple sizes, colours, and confi gu-rations - and their ingenious harnesswill blow your, uh, mind. | Find the stand-to-pee that's right for you: Form Function STPs
- Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer March 1, 2015
Has this long Canadian winter got you chilled to the bone? Well, the wonderful world of Fleshlight just got a little more wonderful, and whole a lot warmer! Compatible with all Fleshlights, this handy-dandy Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer will ensure that your Fleshlight is always warm and inviting - and also provides an awesome place to dry your favourite toy after cleaning! | Get your sleeve on the Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer
- Valentine's Newsletter February 8, 2015
Somewhere deep in our bylaws there is surely something that requires us to either extoll the virtues of self-love or produce a list of Valentine’s Day-related tips and/or tricks in our annual Valentine’s newsletter. Every year, when this love holiday approaches our horizon, we muster our best collective heart-on in hopes of making your Valentine’s Day better, easier, or just less stressful.
Some years we’ve written you love letters, and some years we’ve focused on the love we have for our co-op, or the amazing stuff we have in our shop. All of these are passionate loves for us even if the kind of love we feel in each instance varies wildly.
Our passion for Valentine’s Day stems from the fact that it is the only day of the year that pays any kind of attention to what we do. On every other day - be it Earth Day or Christmas Day or Grandparents’ Day or Tuesday - romantic love is almost never on the menu despite the way our society centralizes and assumes romantic love as a default - but somehow not very important state of being.
Paradoxically, whether or not you’re in a romantic love relationship, Valentine’s Day and the pressures contained within are almost an inevitability, and you’re either expected to not forget to make a reservation and buy some flowers or a sex toy or some chocolates, or you’re expected to feel badly for not having done so. It is a bit like Christmas - it doesn’t matter whether or not you actively celebrate it, it is awfully hard to not be aware of.
So, what do we do with all of this? | Read our Valentine's Newsletter
- Fetish Coloring Book January 20, 2015
It's exactly what it sounds like: pages upon pages filled with many delightfully different sexy images, just waiting for your personal touch! | Read more about Fetish Coloring Book
- More Than Two Ethical Polyamory January 8, 2015
This is easily the most thorough and enjoyable guide to modern polyamory and non-monogamy that we've ever had the good fortune to read. Drawing from mainstream and poly-specific sources - and the authors' personal experiences - the authors effectively dispel some of the most common misconceptions about non-monogamous relationships (held by many practicing poly, even) and provide a whole world of ideas, tools, and self-reflective exercises to help you on your polyamorous journey. While the anecdotes have a heterosexual focus, the content of this book manages to not assume anything about the reader except a genuine interest in learning more about polyamory. This remarkable title covers everything from learning how to listen actively and communicate non-violently to figuring out how to negotiate schedules, safer sex, and childcare.
- Erika Lust is Back! December 15, 2014
If you're someone who has been enamoured of Erika Lust throughout her prolific porn career, you're going to adore XConfessions 3 DVD! Just like the previous installments of the XConfessions series, each vignette is based on a fan-submitted fantasy, and Erika brings each of these scenes to life for all of us! If XConfessions 2 was all about the sexy storyline, this installment is all about the scenario and the scenery. With several lush outdoor scenes, this is one of the raciest Erika Lust films we've had the pleasure of reviewing! Get your hands on XConfessions 3 DVD.
- Screaming O Mastering O Wow December 8, 2014
Oh, we know that this toy is all about the novelty for most folks, but for us, having a vibrating, easy-to-control remote ring is so much more than a bit of discreet fun! Like most rings, you can wear the Screaming O Mastering vibe side down for the pleasure of the wearer, or vibe side up for the pleasure of your partner, but this ring can also be remotely controlled up to 50 feet away via your ring finger. Fun, sexy, and accessible - what more can you ask for? Check out Screaming O Mastering O Wow
- Lelo Wave: Come. Hither. December 3, 2014
Lelo has been taking amazing strides these last few years with their development of toys like the Ida and Ora: not only are they phenomenal vibrators, but they provide other types of sensation, like rotation, as well. With the announcement of the Ina Wave, we're seeing the next exciting step on this path. The Ina Wave features both vibration and a rocking 'come hither' motion. Seriously. The possibility for stimulating g-spots with a pulsating, massaging sex toy is blowing our minds over here. In-stock now! | Read more about the Lelo Wave
- Jimmyjane Form 2 Luxe Edition November 27, 2014
Is it getting hot in here, or is it just this oh-so-sexy vibrator?! Featuring all the amazing quality and power we've come to expect from Jimmyjane, you're looking at the five-year anniversary celebration of their much-desired bestselling Form 2 design. With an upgraded battery (making the two motors in this toy slightly stronger than the original), an additional function, and a tasteful black silicone design with 24K gold plating, we totally understand if you're feeling a little weak in the knees! | Find out more about Jimmyjane Form 2 Luxe Edition
- New York Toy Collective Small Packers November 25, 2014
Ever feel like regular packers take up a little too much room in your pants? Tired of going to the gym sporting a porn star hard-on? Well, you're in luck! Designed specifically for FTM, trans, genderqueer, and cosplaying folks, New York Toy Collective has added this smaller gem to their line-up of high-quality, super soft packers. Available in both circumcised and uncircumcised versions (see Pierre), the Archer Small is perfect for everyone who loves packing, but wants something a little more subtle in their pants. | Find out more about New York Toy Collective Small Packers
- Fuze Silicone Dildos November 20, 2014
If you know us at all, you'll already know that we're huge fans of Fuze Silicone toys! From their innovative - and very stimulating - ridged bases (for the pleasure of the wearer) and their vibrator-optional design, to their committment to honest and ethical business practices, what's not to love? Now they've taken what they do so well even further and have released a series of new dildos in a soft and supple silicone guaranteed not to shrink over time.| Find out more about Fuze Silicone Dildos
- Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Book November 11, 2014
Oh joy, indeed! Following an inspiring crowdfunding campaign, Erika Moen's beautiful, educational, and entertaining Oh Joy Sex Toy has emerged in book form - and we're among the very first to have it in our hands and in our shop. Whether you're an original Dar fan or you're just looking for a fun way to learn about the wild world of sex toys, we heartily recommend this thoroughly sex-positive guide (and reviews!) of so many of the amazing sex product the world has to offer. | Read more about Oh Joy Sex Toy - The Book