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. Her work has received recognition in Forbes, The London Times, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, among others. 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 currently writes for Dope Magazine. She was named Sexpert of the Year at the 2020 XBiz Awards in Los Angeles.
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 also a certified and attuned Reiki Master practitioner, a certified consulting hypnotist, and a trauma-trained victim advocate. In July 2019 she completed her certification as a Bodysex® Facilitator after studying with legendary sex positive feminist Betty Dodson.