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Annanda DeSilva

Annanda DeSilva

Annanda has been happily working at Come As You Are since 2009, when she arrived in a flurry of colour and set her sights on decorating and bedazzling everything. Thus, in addition to spending tons of time on the store floor with co-workers and customers, she is now our Visual Merchandiser, Window Display Designer, Art Show Co-ordinator and the Organizer for the whimsical and sexy Erotic Arts and Craft Fair! For some balance and to put the other side of her brain to good use, Annanda has recently taken over our Accounts Payable department, where she gets to play with numbers like she used to do at Math Camp.

One of the many things she finds fulfilling about her work at Come As You Are is the opportunity to create an accessible and comfortable environment to talk about and explore aspects of sexuality that are often silenced in the larger world.

In the event that she is not here at the store, Annanda loves to cook, eat, sew, crochet, hang out with cats and occasionally perform really campy burlesque dance numbers around Toronto. She can be reached at annanda@comeasyouare.com.

Noah Kloeze

Noah is CAYA’s newest addition, arriving after happily working in the organic grocery industry. From fondling zucchinis to polishing cherries, Noah’s appreciation for a lush piece of produce is genuine, and considerable. Although certain of few things, there is one thing they know for sure: there is something remarkable about food that can really satisfy a craving.

Coming out as a Deliciously Disabled, Queer Cripple
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With Andrew Morrison-Gurza

This workshop will introduce you to a part of the Queer Community we rarely discuss – Persons with Disabilities who identify as LGBTQ+ (The Queer Cripple). Queers with Disabilities are sorely underrepresented in our homo-normative, body beautiful culture, and I aim to change that. A combination of education and personal experiences will invite you into a conversation around the Queer Cripple, the lived experiences navigating both sexuality and disability (ie. What it actually feels like to be queer and disabled), and what they can offer the LGBTQ+ community overall. Participants will openly explore the mythology and fear around sex and disability, and consider why we are afraid to talk about disability in the LGBTQ+ community. Ultimately, through frank, open and honest conversations around disability, sexuality and queerness, the workshop will provide the tools to welcome the Queer Community into the conversation around disability and make it truly accessible to everyone under the rainbow.

Thursday, September 24, 2015. 7:30PM-9:30PM
Where: Come As You Are
Cost: $10/person or PWYC!

Learn more about Coming out as a Deliciously Disabled, Queer Cripple.

$0.00

Hands-On Japanese Rope Bondage Workshop
Hands-On Japanese Rope Bondage Workshop
With Midori
Everyone's catching the rope fever! Bring the pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness, minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet of rope.

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015. 7:30PM -10PM.
Where: Come As You Are
Cost: $70/per pair

Learn more about Hands-On Japanese Rope Bondage Workshop.

$70.00

The Art of Feminine Dominance Workshop
The Art of Feminine Dominance Workshop
With Midori

Elegance, power and confidence... Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that's authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how-to class, you'll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner.

Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to people of any gender, but for all who harbor the powerful femme within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player.

This is an excellent foundation for the ForteFemme: Women's Dominance Weekend Intensive.

Thursday, October 8, 2015. 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Where: Come As You Are
Cost:$35/person

Learn more about The Art of Feminine Dominance Workshop.

$35.00

Control & Dominance Moves Workshop
Control & Dominance Moves Workshop
Kinesthetic Rope 2 (A Rope Dojo Elective)
With Midori
Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. What ever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides. Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun!

No experience necessary - You do not need to have taken Kinesthetic Rope 1 or graduated from Rope Dojo - but if you have, this will enhance your continuing education. This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope. You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. More info: www.RopeDojo.com

Wear comfortable clothing and bring two or three length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring a few lengths of 20 to 30 feet per rope. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow. Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional.

If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice.

Friday, October 9, 2015. 7:30PM -10PM
Where: Come As You Are
Cost:$35/person

Learn more about Control & Dominance Moves Workshop.

$35.00

Hands-On Japanese Rope Bondage Workshop
Hands-On Japanese Rope Bondage Workshop
With Midori
Everyone's catching the rope fever! Bring the pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness, minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet of rope.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015. 7:30PM -10PM.
Where: Come As You Are
Cost: $70/per pair

Learn more about Hands-On Japanese Rope Bondage Workshop.

$70.00

Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice
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Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice
With Midori
Incorporate seductive voice techniques learned in this class to heat up the bedroom and add spice to your erotic life. Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape. Learn how to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding. In this hands-on workshop style class you'll learn techniques of finding out both your fantasies, practice story telling skills and improve them with Midori's gentle guidance. Spicy demos, practical exercises, tips.

When: Sunday, October 11, 2015. 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Where: Come As You Are
493 Queen Street West
Cost: $35

Learn more about Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice.

$35.00

 

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