Come As You Are is the world’s only worker co-operative sex toy store and Canada's premiere sexuality resource company. Encompassing retail, internet, wholesale/distribution and educational outreach, the company operates a busy Toronto location and Canada’s most extensive sexual products website at www.comeasyouare.com
Founded as a co-operative in 1997 by Cory Silverberg and run by Holly Hirst, Jack Lamon and Sarah Forbes-Roberts, Come As You Are has garnered dozens of retail awards including NOW Magazine’s ‘Best Sex Shop’ Award for the past nine consecutive years and has been featured in numerous Canadian media from the Globe and Mail to Fashion18, MuchMusic to ‘50 Plus’.
Year Founded: 1997
Number of employees: 10
Most unique fundraiser: Come As You Are initiated May as Masturbation Month across Canada and with our U.S. partners raised over $25,000 for sexual health organizations through the Masturbate-a-thon
Most popular vibrator: Hitachi Magic Wand (over 6500 sold)
Most popular book: The Ethical Slut (over 1400 copies sold)
Getting it, online: Launched in 1998 ComeAsYouAre.com receives over 44,000 visitors each month
Good Sex is a Co-operative Endeavor
Come As You Are has worked with dozens of local and national sexual health organizations to improve access to information about sexual pleasure and health.
We have donated over $33,000 in cash, products and services to local and national organizations, and have donated over 4500 hours of volunteer time to sexual health conferences, conventions, and events.
Come As You Are has initiated several environmental programs, including our popular battery recycling program that diverts more than 100 kilograms of batteries each year away from landfills and to proper recycling facilities.