About Us

We are Nanaimo’s first LGBTQ2S-focused sex positive adult store, and we are so excited to engage with and support our community here. Located at 486D Franklyn St. in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter(at the Intersection of Franklyn & Selby)

Our selection of toys and personal care products are 100% body safe and carefully curated by the stores owner and operator, Emma Wren.

Since Intersection is geared towards all identities, we avoid gendering our products or telling people how our toys are “supposed” to be used. There’s no such thing as a toy that’s solely “for couples only” or “just for women”, everything in our store can be used by anybody! By being totally transparent about sex, health, and relationships, our hope is that sexuality will become a topic we can discuss without fear or shame.

Who We Are

The name Intersection was inspired by the term ‘intersectionality’, coined by Kimberle Crenshaw, which describes a theoretical framework that can be used to identify how different aspects of social and political discrimination overlap. Initially, it looked specifically at the intersections of oppression that women of colour face.

We recognize that queer, trans, gay, bisexual, lesbian, and two-spirit folks bravely transgressing sexual and gender norms puts them at greater risk of violence, stigma, and discrimination, especially when they simultaneously inhabit other marginalized identities.

At Intersection, we believe that everyone has the fundamental right to control their own body and sexuality and feel safe while they do so. Our goal is to create a space where people can comfortably access products and resources to help them to pursue their pleasure on their own terms. A