What is CannaSexual®?
CannaSexual® is a word Ashley created to describe anyone who mindfully, deliberately combines sex and cannabis. It has grown to become a lifestyle brand, used to represent pleasure-focused events and educational workshops. Cannabis can be used to enhance sensation, ease discomfort, and promote intimacy during solo or partnered play. Ashley also stresses that a psychoactive high does not necessarily accompany cannabis use. One can easily use topical THC-infused creams, sprays, balms, or any CBD-only product without psychoactive effects. Ashley has also become known as "the CannaSexual™" as a result of her passion and her expert knowledge about sex and cannabis.
How Do I Host a CannaSexual® Event?
Contact Ashley via email to discuss having your own CannaSexual™ event. Ashley can tailor events to your specific needs, from private parties to public workshops as part of larger events. In the past, Ashley has presented CannaSexual™ workshops at the Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood, the Cannabis Wedding Expo, and even at Leafly Headquarters in Seattle. In March 2017, she moderated a Leafly-sponsored panel at SXSW entitled, "The Surprising Health and Sex Benefits of Cannabis."
What People Are Saying About CannaSexual®
"Everyone has secrets. Dirty little ones that they’re not ready to confront or confess. And some of the biggest secrets of all typically fall within two realms: sex and drugs. While society may be loosening up in many ways, the taboo nature of these topics still sweeps them under the rug—out of sight, out of mind, and under discussed.
Antithetical to the aforementioned we find Ashley Manta. Unabashed, unashamed—and most of all authentic—her work as a cannasexual shines a light on the those things you don’t feel comfortable talking about. Sexual trauma, body image, polyamory, and of course cannabis are but a few of the topics at the forefront of the conversation in Manta’s work, where her willingness to translate the taboo provides a powerful lesson to those that can handle the uncensored truth."
Telling Taboo Secrets with Ashley Manta by Meghan Ridley, PushMag.com April 2017
It was a timely presentation considering mainstream American culture now seems more receptive than ever to the idea of using cannabis as an aphrodisiac. Though weed has long been known as a sex enhancer, the leafy green plant is just now coming out of the underground in the United States. As it grows into a billion-dollar industry, the overlap of pot and sex is turning into a niche market of its own. Yet amid all the upbeat listicles and aphrodisiac weed strains, experts like Manta offer a dose of reality: The relationship between sex and pot is often more complicated than it seems.
"I want people to feel safe and comfortable incorporating cannabis into their sex lives,” Manta says. “I want people to be armed with knowledge, so that they can make the most informed decisions possible for their bodies and their situations.”
The Rise of the Cannasexual in America by Peter Hoslin, PrimeMind.com May 2016
Anyhow, sitting here listening to Ashley Manta describe stoner sex after devouring a quarter of that affogato bar with breakfast, one has a few thoughts. This woman is proselytizing before an audience that hangs on her every word. We, the flock, are gathered. It is a Sunday morning. One topic is a sacred act, another a revered substance.
Dude. This is church.
What I Learned (and Smoked) at the World's First Cannabis Wedding Expo by Sam Laird, Mashable.com January 2016
CannaSexual® Approved Companies and Products:
VapeXhale - Desktop Flower and Concentrate Vaporizer (Convection)
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Nature Nurse Health - Cocoa cannabinoid chocolates infused with CBD, lip balm, transdermal patches.
Firefly 2 - Handheld Flower and Concentrate Vaporizer (Convection)
DISCLOSURE: I am an affiliate for some of products that I recommend. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link. Plus, when you order through my link, it helps me to continue to offer you lots of free stuff. Finally, many of the products I reference are freely given to me in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you in advance for your support!
Ashley's Hump Day High articles for Dope Magazine:
Hottest Sex Toys This Summer
Building Intimacy Through Communication
The CannaSexual Heads to the Cannabliss Retreat in Ojai
Checking Your Sex and Cannabis Assumptions at the Door
FC2 Female Condoms: Why They're Worth It
On Set With Adult Performer and Educator jessica drake
How Cannabis Helps Me Cope With My Trauma
The CannaSexual Dates: It's Not All Rainbows and Orgasms
Sensory Focused Cannabis Event: Touch, Smell, Hear, See, Taste at Immersion 5.13
May the 4th Be With You: The Empire Strikes Match at Star Wars Themed Cannabis Party
International Masturbation Month
Celebrating My Birthday CannaSexual Style
Ain't No Party Like a Ganjapreneur Party
The Virtues of Scheduling Sex
An Ode to Pegging
Product Review: Nature Nurse Cocoa Cannabinoids
Malibu Emerald Exchange Sparkles
SXSW: The Sex and Cannabis Panel in Review
SXSW: The Sex and Cannabis Panel Dives Deep into Austin Cuisine
Getting Schooled: I Taught a Live Demo Hand Sex Class with Nina Hartley
The Wi-Fi Password to the Universe's Healing Energy: Sex, Cannabis, and Reiki
Joint Perspectives with Arden Leigh: Keeping Romance Alive Beyond V-Day
Molly Peckler: Cannabis Friendly Dating Coach
Top Tips for Success at a Cannabis Singles Event
CannaSexual Does AVN: My Week in Vegas
Trade Show Week in Los Angeles
Cannabis Massage: A Clear Headed Alternative
Starting 2017 Off with a Bang: My NYE Threesome
Navigating Non-Monogamy with Communication and Cannabis
The CannaSexual Holiday Gift Guide
Cannabis + Love is Art Kit = Great Date Night
Coven Night + MXMS and William Control Show
Spa Day with Nina Hartley
Arden Leigh's Haunted Mansion Party
Vocal Integration for Sexual Enhancement
Sex on the Road
Threesomes, Foursomes, and Moresomes: Tips for Great Group Sex
San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market: Nightfire Edition
How Cannabis Deepened My Spiritual Practice
Play Party with Monique Darling
Sex and Cannabis with Ashley Manta
Ashley's Leafly articles on sex and cannabis:
5 Awesome Dispensaries to Support During Pride
Remembering the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club, the Nation's First Dispensary
Suicide Girls Cannabis Vapes Review
Dealing with Breast Cancer: How Cannabis Can Help Patients Cope
6 of the Best Cannabis Bath Products on the Market
Indica vs. Sativa: Do They Affect Orgasms Differently?
Product Review: Zkittlez by Redwood Roots
The Best 420-Friendly Dating and Friend Finder Apps
Product Review: Awakened Topicals Balm
How to Make DIY Cannabis Infused Lube
Product Review: Kurvana Vape Pen Cartridges
Product Review: Swerve Confections Snuggle Bites
How to Make Sex More Sensual with Cannabis
420-Friendly Date Ideas for Valentine's Day
Cannabis Infused Recipes for a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner
How to Use a Cannabis Yes/No/Maybe List
Using Cannabis to Get Away from the 'Sexual Escalator' Model
Start 2017 Off with a Bang with These Sex and Cannabis Supplies
Product Review: Good Clean Love CaraGold CBD Lube
Product Review: Flurish Infused Gummy Edibles
Let's Talk About Self Care and Medicating in the Trump Era
Four WVapes Cartridges You Should Try
Three Cannabis Products That Can Pamper You Post Breakup
Want to Try Cannabis with Your Partner? Six Tips for First-Time Cannabis Couples
CBD vs. THC for Sex: What's the Difference?
Stop Calling Cannabis Suppositories "Weed Tampons"
We Talked to a Harvard Doctor About Sexual Dysfunction and Cannabis
Stoned Sex vs. Drunk Sex: Which Is Better?
How to Combine Cannabis and Prostate Play
Want to Get High and Go to a Sex Shop? Here Are Some Do's and Don'ts
How to Mix Cannabis and Dirty Talk in the Bedroom Without Getting Tongue-Tied
Lube Recommendations for Your Next Cannabis Fueled Sex Sesh
Cannabis and Relationships: Reframing Limiting Beliefs
5 Cannabis Strains for 5 Specific Kinds of Sex
Can Too Much Cannabis Numb Your Nethers and Affect Your Sexual Performance?
Cannabis and Sex Toys: Two Industries with Similar Challenges and Strengths
Cannabis for Chronic Pain Relief During Sex: An In Depth Look
420 Dating: An Interview with Molly Peckler, Cannabis Dating Coach
The Reality of Cannabis Use in Porn
How to Ask Your Budtender for Sexual Product and Cannabis Strain Recommendations
How To Recommend Cannabis Products to an Inquisitive Customer
The Definitive Cannabis Travel Guide to Los Angeles
Do Different Consumption Methods Impact Your Sexual Experience?
Sex After 50: Can Cannabis Help Older Adults Rejuvenate Their Intimacy?
How Do Cannabis and Seduction Work Together?
My Partner is Religious: How Do I Talk to Them About Cannabis?
Can Cannabis Give You Multiple Orgasms?
Is Cannabis a Friend to the Flaccid or the Enemy of Erections?
How Can Cannabis Help Transgender People
Cannabis Friendly Date Ideas
Mend Your Heart: 6 Tips for Surviving a Break Up
6 Tips for Flying Solo This Valentine's Day
5 Tips for Hosting a Fabulous (and Safe) Cannabis Wedding
Feeling Flirty? 5 Ways Cannabis Can Help You Land That First Date
How Does Depression Impact Your Sex Life, and Can Cannabis Help?
5 Cannabis Sex Gifts for Your Loved One This Holiday
Domestic Bliss: How to Coexist with a Partner Who's Cannabis-Free
How Cannabis Can Take Your Sex Life to the Next Level
How Communication and CBD Can Help Alleviate Your Sexual Anxiety
Sex and Cannabis: Six Ways You Can Enhance Your Intimacy
Suffering from Chronic Pain? Here are 5 Ways Cannabis Can Help Your Sex Life