About Sex Ed with Ashley

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

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

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Upcoming Events that Ashley is hosting or attending:

 

January

1/18/17: "Smokin’ In The Boys (and Girls) Room" panelist at AVN Novelty Expo, Las Vegas, NV.

1/19/17: "Sex Is...presents Lovin', Tokin', Squeezin': A Cannabis Primer" seminar at AVN's Adult Entertainment Expo, Las Vegas, NV.

1/19/17: The "O" Awards hosted by Sunny Megatron, Las Vegas, NV. I'll be presenting at the awards show with Buck Angel and Dirty Lola!

1/21/17: AVN Awards, Las Vegas, NV.

1/28/17: Orange County Cannabis Singles Speakeasy hosted by Molly Peckler, LoveandMarij.com, and Ashley Manta, Huntington Beach, CA. Request an invitation here!

1/29/17: Embodied Joy Play Party Co-Hosted with Ben Purna, San Diego, CA. Buy tickets here!

February

2/4-2/5/17: Pleasure Professional Retreat, San Francisco, CA.

2/11/17: Cannabis Conference, Palm Springs, CA.

2/13/17: Trip to San Francisco, CA (details TBA).

March

3/4/17: Handy Skills 201: Intermediate to Advanced Hand Sex, 2pm-5pm at The Stockroom, Los Angeles, CA.

3/5/17: Transgender Erotica Awards, Los Angeles, CA.

3/14/17: Moderating "The Surprising Health and Sex Benefits of Cannabis" panel at SXSW, Austin, TX.

April

4/21/17: Ashley's 31st Birthday CannaSexual Bash, details TBA.

November

11/1-11/8/17: Instructor for the Week-long Intensive for Extraordinary Facilitators, hosted by Monique Darling, New Orleans, LA.

 

Looking for a specific event? Notice that I'm coming to your town and want to schedule something while I'm there? I'm scheduling new events all the time! Email me with your requests for facilitation!

 

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