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About Sex Ed with Ashley

Thanks for visiting! It is my mission to empower others and foster personal, relational, and sexual growth. Through one on one coaching, workshops, and hypnosis for stress management, confidence, and motivation I endeavor to help others take control of their lives and make progress in their personal journey.  

 I want my website to be a safe space for people to share their stories and build community. Thanks for visiting!

Upcoming Events:

1/7/15: "Having an Affair with Yourself" at Pleasure Chest Los Angeles 8pm-10pm

1/17/15: "Dirty Talk and Sexting" at SHE (Sexual Health Expo) in Los Angeles 11:30am-12pm 

1/18/15: "Partner Pleasing Tips and Tricks" at SHE (Sexual Health Expo) in Los Angeles 1pm-1:15pm

3/28/15: "Cultivating Shame Resilience in Community" panel at CatalystCon East Washington DC 12:30pm-1:40pm

4/11/15: "Having an Affair with Yourself: Body Confidence Boot Camp" with Alex Morgan in Oakland, 11am-6pm RSVP here!

 

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    Learning to Love My Naked Body

    This past year has been a tough one for me for a multitude of reasons, but body confidence was one of the biggest. In case you didn't know, even the strongest advocates for body acceptance have days (sometimes weeks) of dealing with body hatred and self-esteem crises. My shame this year was my double chin. I don't know when I started noticing it, but suddenly in pictures I found myself wanting to cover my chin/neck with my hands, hide behind other people in the picture, or use the old "hold your phone over your head trick" to minimize the appearance. I was loving the rest of me, I even started wearing sleeveless shirts that showed my arm jiggles and fitted dresses that showed my stomach. I bought red lipstick and started doing my makeup in the pinup style that I adore. Everything was going well, except for the damn double chin. Until I found this picture:   My dear friend Lauren Marie Fleming has started this program called Bawdy Love, and here she was, showing off her gorgeous body in all its glory for the world to see. It gave me hope. It gave me strength. It made me realize that loving your body is a choice that you make every single day. It's a habit you have to form, a skill that must be developed. You have to cultivate your positive relationship with your body, and that starts with ceasing the negative self talk ("ew my double chin looks so gross in in that picture") and start treating your body the way you'd treat anyone else in your life that you love--with compassion and respect. Two of these photos are NSFW. This post contains affiliate links.*
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    The Cannabis Diaries - An Introduction

    It's time I come out to you, my faithful readers. I smoke pot. I didn't try it until I was in grad school, around age 23, and I smoked intermittently until I moved to California. Suddenly, I had a MMJ card and I could buy, possess, and imbibe it legally. The first time I walked into a dispensary, I felt like Dorothy landing in Oz. There I stood, awed by the extensive menu of strains, the kind staff members behind the counter, and the plethora of options for imbibing my new medication. I nervously asked what was good, the way I would ask a bartender standing in front of an impressive wall of spirits. The staffer sensed my unease, smiled, and asked, "First time here?" "First time anywhere," I replied grinning, "you get to pop my cherry." "We'll be sure to make it a great experience for you," he assured me.
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