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9/22/20: Ashley's book, The CBD Solution: Sex is published!
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Cannabis focused dating is very in right now. There are 21 million Google hits for “cannabis and dating,” cannabis-friendly dating services are offered by coaches like Molly Peckler, and if you’re technologically inclined — there’s an app for that. Several, in fact.
In the age of cell phones, it makes sense that singles would want a streamlined way to find prospective partners with similar interests. If you’re a cannabis consumer and you’ve ever dated someone who wasn’t, you’re familiar with the occasional frustration of navigating that interaction. It makes sense that one might want to find a partner with whom they can share their herbal indulgences.
To see whether they live up to the hype, I tried out three cannabis dating apps: High There, 420 Singles, and 420 Friends. I’ve been sporadically on Tinder for a couple years now, so that was my main basis for comparison.Read more
I love stoners. I love stoners the way I love cat people - they just get me. One common thread I've found among stoners is there seems to be a series of unwritten rules, a code of conduct, stoners just kind of understand. The following are my personal rules I've adopted and observed. What are some of yours?
I moved to California in August 2013 and I got my medical marijuana card in March 2014. I have chronic migraines so I meet the state requirements for a MMJ card. I promptly found a dispensary and started trying strains. Being born and raised on the East Coast, where the only options were "weed" or "no weed," I was excited to get my hands on some renowned California cannabis.Read more
"...Little did I know the first session we'd end up in would be a seminar with "CannaSexual" Ashley Manta, using a vulva puppet to instruct a room full of women, millennials to boomers, how to find the clitoral legs. (If you didn't know already that the clitoris has legs, you're welcome.)
So there I was sitting next to my mom, two feet in front of the bubbly weed-sex educator, in awe over Manta's professional yet entertaining delivery as she discussed the benefits of using cannabis lube to enhance female pleasure." - Madison Margolin, LA Weekly
Ashley Manta is an award-winning sex educator and coach and has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. She is the author of The CBD Solution: Sex, published in conjunction with Merry Jane and Chronicle Books. She also writes for Playboy as a Playboy Advisor. Ashley appeared on the cover of Sexual Health Magazine in January 2019, along with the designation, "America's High Priestess of Pleasure." She completed her certification as a Bodysex® Facilitator after studying with legendary pleasure pioneer Betty Dodson. She is a brand ambassador for Sybian and Foria.
At the January 2020 XBiz Awards, Ashley was named Sexpert of the Year. She has been nominated for several other awards in both the adult and cannabis industries including Influencer of the Year, Sex Educator of the Year, and WEGO Health Awards' Best Kept Secret. Her work has received recognition in Forbes, The London Times, Newsweek, and Huffington Post, to name a few (see the entire list on her media page.) She was the featured expert on VICELAND TV's "Stoned Sex" episode of Slutever season one, hosted by Karley Sciortino. She was also profiled in an episode of "High Indulgence" on PlayboyTV.
Ashley has presented at mainstream, adult, and cannabis events like SXSW, New Living Expo, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, Sexual Health Expo, and the Cannabis Nurse Network Conference. She was a contributing writer to Leafly.com from 2015-2017, and for Dope Magazine from 2016-2018. In 2019 she taught at a number of retreats, including the Glowing Goddess Getaway, Healing Inside Out Retreat, Intimate Health's Punani Power Yoga Retreat, and is scheduled to speak at CannaTech in Tel Aviv, the Glowing Goddess Getaway, and more in 2021.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Women’s Studies and has completed graduate coursework for a Master of Arts in Philosophy. Ashley is also a certified and attuned Reiki II Practitioner, a certified consulting hypnotist, and a trauma-trained victim advocate.
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I'm available via Zoom for individual or couples elite relational consulting. I am also able to travel to conduct workshops for private groups, colleges, bachelorette parties, sex shops, or events. My mission is to help people have joyful, empowered sex lives! I also review cannabis products, accessories, and sex toys. Check out my blog to get some insight into my work and please email if you're interested in learning more about what I do!
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT CANNASEXUAL
One common misconception “CannaSexual” coach Ashley Manta is happy to debunk is that sexuality has an expiration date. As far as Ashley is concerned, she’s planning to have sex until the day she dies. And why not? Particularly when she can use cannabis to enhance - and extend - the experience.
No Expiration Date: A Sex Coach and Therapist on Seniors, Intimacy, and Cannabis by Abbie Rosner, Forbes, May 2019
"...a warm and wise blonde cannabis sex coach who calls herself the CannaSexual."
The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: California by Amanda Chicago Lewis, Rolling Stone, April 2018.
"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
If you've always wanted to work with me but couldn't make it out to one of my in-person workshops, I'm excited to announce that I've created a series of workshops through my online learning portal, Elevated Intimacy Academy! Click the link below to download my free Dirty Talk Quick Start Guide!