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What is CannaSexual®? 

Cannabis can be used to enhance sensation, ease discomfort, and promote intimacy during solo or partnered play. It can also help enrich conversations and diffuse tension during difficult discussions. CannaSexual® creator Ashley Manta likes to point out that a feeling of "being high" does not necessarily need to accompany cannabis use. You can easily use topical cannabinoid-infused creams, sprays, balms, or any CBD-only product without feeling high. If you've ever wanted to explore using cannabis in a more intentional way to elevate your life and experiences, you'll find that Ashley's approach is for you.

CannaSexual® is a word Ashley created to describe mindfully and deliberately combining sex and cannabis to deepen intimacy and enhance pleasure. It has grown to become a lifestyle brand, used to represent pleasure-focused events and educational workshops, and is now federally trademarked! CannaSexual® was featured as Playboy's Word of the Week in September 2020.

Ashley's book, The CBD Solution: Sex, was released in September 2020. This book was published in conjunction with Merry Jane and Chronicle Books.

Ashley is an award-winning sexuality professional and has become known as "the CannaSexual®" as a result of her passion and expert knowledge about sex and cannabis. She offers premium Zoom coaching for individuals or couples who are interested in creating more intimacy and pleasure in their lives. Together with Dr. Shannon Chavez, she offers concierge in-person coaching for high performing individuals and couples who want immersive concentrated attention.

Ashley was dubbed "America's High Priestess of Pleasure" when she appeared on the January 2019 cover of Sexual Health Magazine. She documents her hedonistic lifestyle on her Instagram account. She shares educational content on her Tiktok account. Her CannaSexual work landed her on the cover of Sexual Health Magazine in January 2019 and she has been referenced in Forbes, The London Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Globe and Mail, LA Weekly, and more! She was also the featured expert in the "Stoned Sex" episode of Slutever on VICELAND TV.

Photo courtesy of XBiz/Photo by: Dean Capture

Check out the Media and Press page for links to articles about her, podcast interviews, and interviews she has done for a variety of media outlets!

For those who can't make it to in-person classes or events, she's rolled out! Click to visit Elevated Intimacy Academy!


Schedule a virtual coaching session with Ashley:

Are you struggling to own your desires and ask for what you want? Is your relationship stressed? Do you feel like you lack confidence or creativity in the bedroom? It's time to elevate your passion and sensuality! Click here to book a free 30 minute discovery call!

Book Ashley for in-person events:

Contact Ashley via email to discuss bringing her in to virtually facilitate a CannaSexual event. Ashley can tailor events to your specific needs, from private parties to public workshops as part of larger conferences or expos. In the past, she has presented workshops at the Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood, the Cannabis Nurses Network Conference, Cannabliss Retreat, and the New Living Expo in San Francisco. She is also available to speak at retreats and resorts around the world.

CannaSexual Approved Companies and Products:

Sybian - The original, iconic luxury sex machine created 30 years ago by a family-owned company.

Ispire - Dab devices with induction heating for the concentrate connoisseur. 

Sliquid - Ashley's favorite lube on the planet! Body safe, vegan (not tested on animals), free of irritating chemicals. Use coupon code CANNASEX for a 10% discount!


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Ashley's Playboy Advisor Articles:

In Defense of the Hand Job

Dear Playboy Advisor: Can Weed Help Me Revive My Sex Life?

Ashley's Hump Day High articles for Dope Magazine:

What Happened When I Realized I was Giving Too Much in My Relationship

A Sex Educator's Thoughts on Netflix's Sex Education

Making Connections at the Cannabis Nurse Network Conference

Valentine's Day Tips for Joy and Connection

Dispatches from January's Biggest Adult Entertainment Events

A Romantic Getaway to a Dark Sky Community

The Wonderfully Hectic Life of an Entrepreneur

Finding Community on the Road

Perspectives on Parenting with the Cannavist Mom

How Cannabis Can Free Us to Experience Pleasure

Using Cannabis as Part of my Grief Toolkit

How to Get Into a Sexual Headspace When You're Stressed

Overcoming Mean Girl Trauma with Ganja Goddesses

Don't Forget Self-Care During Your Packed Summer Plans!

Cannabis, Sex, and Sore Muscles

Catching up with the CannaSexual

Unlocking our Creativity with Cannabis at Dank Canvas

How to Support Loved Ones in the Wake of Sexual Assault Revelations: Self Care Tips and Advice for Allies

Trauma Psychologist Dr. Liz on Treating PTSD with Cannabis

Sushi + Doobie = Perfect Date Night

A New Model for CannaConventions: Constellations: Past Present Future Focuses on Collaboration, Not Competition

Come one, come all! The CannaSexual Doles Out Sex Advice at the Emerald Exchange

A Night of Exploration and Empowerment: Green Lodge Goddess Gathering Debuts in LA

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 

Ashley's Articles for Culture Magazine:

Getting Heated: Treat Yourself with Toys of Pleasure to Pair with Your Cannabis Consumption

Elevating Experiences: Slow Down With Edibles in the Bedroom

Sensual Strains: Sex Expert Ashley Manta Navigates a Plethora of Options for Consuming Cannabis in the Bedroom

Ashley's Article for ElevateNV Magazine:

Sending Smoke Signals: A Romantic Roadmap for Creating a Sensual Evening with Your Partner



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