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Come As You Are is growing, making adults (and curious teenagers) very happy

Sex shops have this reputation for being filthy cash cows, with edgy, alternative men with dreads operating the tills while sexually ambiguous women flirt with customers to sell a selection of toys and costumes. But Queen West’s Come As You Are is known for its very helpful customer service and its emphasis on well-made products, including organic lubricant, vibrators for whatever you fancy and books on sexual education and politics (and yes, some erotica). The shop has moved from its formerly small digs to an 1,800-square-foot space at 493 Queen St. W., which means double the product and double the fun—the shop will continue to host its popular lectures, beginning with Midori’s (author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Rope Bondage) Hands-On Rope Bondage, How to Eat a Peach and Aural Seductions by Voice. We asked Come As You Are to pick some of its most popular items, and we’ve put together a gallery for those looking to do a bit of shopping, after the jump.

Click on to see some of the items Come As You Are has to offer »