Posts Written On November 27, 2011

My Weekend With Marilyn

The burden of being glamorous and sexual

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful film stars of all time, Marilyn Monroe isn’t exactly what we all know of her. I saw this movie this weekend at BAM Rose Theater and I loved it. Michelle Williams was stunning and the movie told the story about the starlet who was more afraid to be alone, was nervous and had lots of self doubt. She overcompensated her insecurities by being ‘Marilyn’ the character and lived her life like a movie. I can definitely relate to her. A lot of times, people see you in a certain way and you feel the need to play into it. But when the disparity between reality and fantasy gets too big and the gap gets too hard to fill, it becomes really dangerous. Moral of the story? Be who you are, a bit of both and all the time.


Grand Opening of The New @caya_coop Store!!!


Queen West’s sex store Come As You Are is making the move to a bigger and bolder space. The new location of Come As You Are, celebrating 15 years of service in 2012, officially opens at 493 Queen St. W. on Tuesday, November 15.
This will be double the size of the original location, with a greater selection of quality sex toys, books, DVDs and a larger space for educational workshops. The store’s approach to sexuality is one of respect, openness, humour, communication, fun and responsibility. They will make you feel at ease if you are nervous and are always willing to help out.
Come As You Are will have fun sex education workshops. The first series of workshops in the new space celebrates the return of Midori, the world-renowned sex educator and author of the Seductive Art of Japanese Rope Bondage. Midori will present eight exclusive workshops from starting this Saturday, November 26 to Friday, December 2. Topics include Hands-On Rope Bondage, How to Eat a Peach and Aural Seductions by Voice. To register, customers can go online or purchase a ticket in-store. Seems like an interesting workshop, maybe I should look into it. Anyone want to come with?

Come As You Are has some events planned for 2012 including the annual Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair, and workshops including author Susie Bright on Sex Positive Parenting, and Shannon Bell’s infamous Female Ejaculation and the G-spot workshop.

 The public launch of the new Come As You Are store will be Saturday, December 3, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hope to see you there!!!

xo, Tanya