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Come As You Are is proud to present a monthly series of in-store educational workshops. We bring together educators, authors, and facilitators from across Canada and the US and offer a unique collection of educational events. All workshops take place in our Toronto store, which is wheelchair accessible.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.  Unless otherwise noted, all of our workshops are open to people of all genders, orientations, and sexualities.  Cancellation requires 48 hours notice to receive store credit. Late attendees who are more than fifteen minutes late will not be admitted to workshop.

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 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, 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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Don't see the workshop topic you're interested in above? Have a favourite sex educator/author/activist you'd like to see at Come As You Are? Wish we had more summer workshops? Please send us your suggestions! Be sure to include your email address so we can inform you when we host your dream workshop.

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