"...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 2020 in conjunction with Merry Jane and Chronicle Books. She completed her certification as a Bodysex® Facilitator after studying with legendary pleasure pioneer Betty Dodson.
Ashley is the creator of the Activating Your Cosmic Pussy sisterhood and a series of online intensives and retreats. She and colleague Dr. Shannon Chavez often collaborate to offer in-person retreats they call Pleasure Camp in Hawaii, California, and other locations around the world. Ashley and Dr. Shannon also offer concierge coaching for women and couples.
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 and Sex Educator of the Year. 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 appeared on the cover of Sexual Health Magazine in January 2019, along with the designation "America's High Priestess of Pleasure."
Ashley has presented at mainstream, adult, and cannabis events, including SXSW, American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Conference, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, Oakland Psychedelic Conference, and the Cannabis Nurse Network Conference.
She has been a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at Sex Week for colleges and universities across the country including UCLA, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Claremont McKenna College, Cornell College, Widener University, West Chester University, Temple University, St. Joseph's University, and many more.
She was a contributing writer to Leafly.com from 2015-2017 and for Dope Magazine from 2016-2018. She wrote for Playboy as a Playboy Advisor.
Ashley 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 a certified and attuned Reiki II Practitioner, a certified consulting hypnotist, and a trauma-trained victim advocate.
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