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About Sex Ed with Ashley

Welcome to Sex Ed with Ashley Manta! You've found a sex positive, passionate, enthusiastic sexuality educator, writer, and podcaster. I am available for one on one coaching and consulting as well as workshops for colleges, bachelorette parties, sex shops, or conferences. Check out my blog to get some insight into my world and please email me if you're interested in learning more about what I do! 

This is a safe space for people to share their stories and build community. Thanks for visiting!

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Upcoming Events that I'm hosting or attending:


7/10/15-7/12/15 - San Diego Trip 

7/12/15-7/14/15 - ANME Founders Show. Burbank, CA

7/21/15 - Playboy Radio interview on Ask Miyoko. Burbank, CA

7/21/15 - Carnalcopia's 1 year anniversary! 


Nothing scheduled yet! This is your chance to book me for a private workshop! 


9/8/15 - Workshop with Monique Darling (Topic and venue TBA). San Diego, CA

9/9/15 - All Gender Play Party hosted by Monique Darling. San Diego, CA

9/10/15 - #FapFest2015 (private event). Burbank, CA

9/11/15-9/13/14 - CatalystCon West. Burbank, CA

9/27/15 - Folsom Street Fair. San Francisco, CA


Queer Ed for the Straight Guy with Damon Holzum and Ashley Manta (dates TBA)


11/9/15 - Keynote Speech (details TBA). Mount Vernon, IA

11/10/15-11/30/15 - East Coast Tour! PA, NY, DC, NJ, MD, MA. This is your chance to book me for a workshop! 




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