About Sex Ed with Ashley

Welcome! You've found a sex positive, cannabis friendly, passionate sexuality educator, writer, and podcaster. Ashley is also the creator of CannaSexual™. 

Ashley is available for one on one coaching and consulting as well as workshops for colleges, bachelorette parties, sex shops, or events. Her mission is to help people have joyful, empowered sex lives! Check out her blog to get some insight into her world and please email if you're interested in learning more about what she does.

Upcoming Events that Ashley is hosting or attending:


6/18/16: San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market, San Diego, CA.

6/19/16: All-Gender Play Party hosted by Monique Darling, San Diego, CA. 

6/20/16: Shameless: Free to be Sexy w/ Arden Leigh, Ashley Manta, Monique Darling, Peter Petersen, & Ela Darling, San Diego, CA. Buy tickets here.

6/21-6/27/16: CannaSexual™ on the Road: Road trip to SF Pride with Foria, San Francisco, CA. 


7/9/16: Arden and the Wolves show at Bar Sinister, Los Angeles, CA. 

7/16-7/19/16: Adult Novelty Manufacturing Expo, Burbank, CA.

7/26-8/2/16: Visiting San Diego, CA. This would be a great time to book me for an event!


8/3-8/12/16: East Coast Tour! I'm going to DC, PA, NY, and NJ! Book me for a workshop near you!

8/4-8/7/16: Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit

8/5/16: Woodhull Panel Presentation: The Importance of Being Trauma Informed for Sexuality Professionals with Yoseñio V. Lewis and Dr. Karen Bartlett.

8/20/16: Hand Sex Workshop at Stockroom, Los Angeles, CA.

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    This is one of my favorite poems. It is often read at wedding ceremonies. It's from Khalil Gibran On Marriage: ...But let there be spaces in your togetherness,And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.  Love one another, but make not a bond of love:Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loafSing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.And stand together yet not too near together:For the pillars of the temple stand apart,And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
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    Hot Steamy Hotel Sex

    Historically, I've had problems with expectations. I get excited about something, create grand sweeping expectations, and inevitably feel frustrated when the reality cannot come close to the fantasy I've envisioned. For the first time in my life, I had an experience that was even better in practice than what I had imagined in my brain. Seriously. We used 11 condoms in 24 hours. That's a personal record. We spent the entire weekend doing nothing but finding the answers to this question: What would bring you the most pleasure in this moment?
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