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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.

5 (Dirty, Little) Secrets from the Science of Sex
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With Emily Nagoski, PhD
We all know that pretty much everything mainstream culture has to say about sex is a lie; everything from whom we're "supposed" to have sex with to what we're "supposed" to do in bed and how often, all of it is bullshit. Well, it turns out the "lie" goes even deeper than that: it goes all the way to the very nature of pleasure in the brain. The last ten years of sex research have revolutionized our understanding sex, so that everything we thought we knew about sexual arousal, desire, and pleasure... has been turned on its head. This workshop is an empowering crash course in the new sex research and how you can use it to maximize your sexual potential and map out more of your sexual landscape. Please bring your thinking cap. Everyone looks sexy in a thinking cap.

When: March 26th, 2015. 7:30PM -10PM.
Where: Come As You Are
Cost: $20/person or $35 for the book + workshop

Learn more about 5 (Dirty, Little) Secrets from the Science of Sex.

One Person - $20.00
Workshop + Book - $35.00

Hands-On Japanese Rope Bondage Workshop
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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 and 2 of 25 feet of rope.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 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
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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 a 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, April 23, 2015. 7:30PM-10PM
Where: Come As You Are
Cost:$35/person

Learn more about The Art of Feminine Dominance Workshop.

$35.00

Control & Dominance Moves Workshop
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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 two or three 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, April 24, 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
new sex toy 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 and 2 of 25 feet of rope.

When: Saturday, April 25, 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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With Midori
Use the magic of Shaherezade! 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, April 26, 2015. 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Where: Come As You Are
493 Queen Street West
Cost: $35 (Sliding Scale Available)

Learn more about Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice.

$35.00

 

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