- September 23, 2015
If you aren’t already a hardcore Midori fan, you soon will be! Author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, Wild Side Sex, and Master Han’s Daughter, Midori’s depth and breadth of knowledge reflect her intensely diverse in- terests and skills. Midori is a sex educator, columnist and artist and has spent her life traveling the world presenting her enlightening workshops on rope bondage, orgasm, and so very much more. Get registered before they sell out (they always sell out!) View all workshops with Midori
- July 29, 2015
As adults who talk to other adults about sex every single day, we find that so much of the sex negativity we encounter - and that we all experience in one form or another - can be traced back to the insufficient, awkward, or downright misleading information we received about sexuality when we were young. We also talk to a lot of parents in our shop and we cannot tell you how impressed we are with how active and interested and responsible so many of you are trying to be with your kids around their sex education.
Now, finally, we have a title that actually does justice to your quest for quality information for your children. Described by Today's Parent as "Our Bodies, Ourselves for kids", Sex is a Funny Word is a profoundly open and honest comprehensive book about bodies and sex presented perfectly appropriately for children from eight to ten years of age. Illustrated by beloved Toronto artist Fiona Smyth, this title is a visual joy for parents and kids alike. Read more about The Sex is a Funny Word
- July 20, 2015
There are a thousand things we love about Erika Lust's films: the crowd-sourced fantasies, the attention to detail, the high-production values, not to mention the feminist ethic that goes into each and every one of her films. Just when we thought the series might start to fizzle out, XConfessions 4 is hotter and more visually engaging than the previous installments combined. Each of the ten films brings something special to this collection - from the food porn in "Eat With Me", to the 'first kiss' in Pansexual - and each vignette serves up a nice dose of charming plot to give all of the steamy hot sex some context. | View all of Erika Lust's titles
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.