Ashley Manta Starts Weekly Autobiographical Blog for DOPE Magazine
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Cannabis and sexuality educator — CannaSexual™ — Ashley Manta has started a weekly “life of the CannaSexual” blog column for DOPE Magazine online (dopemagazine.com). The column, which launched September 14, reflects Manta’s life in the study of cannabis, sexuality and intersection of both, and her practical applications.
“I was delighted when DOPE approached me to write a weekly blog about my adventures,” Manta said. “Sharing stories about my sex life, relationships, and my CannaSexual adventures feels like a stellar opportunity to connect in a real and relatable way with DOPE’s dedicated readership.
“By sharing my experiences, I hope to be a beacon of permission–starting conversations about subjects that have traditionally been considered taboo,” Manta added. “I hope to soften the restrictive boundaries and limiting beliefs holding people back from being their best selves.”
“I pursued Ashley Manta because of her ability to be raw and transparent on the topic of sex and cannabis. She is educating the cannabis industry in a way no one else is and her energy is contagious.” – Abigail Ross, Content Director at DOPE Magazine
Manta’s early columns touched on the practical how-to’s of staging a sexual play party and details of settling into her new apartment with accommodations for her cannabis supplies, her extensive hoard of sex toys (in an over-the-door shoe rack) and intimate encounters with two regular lovers. Planned future topics include her first road trip with a lover, attending a puja ceremony, and favorite moments from her conversations with both adult and cannabis industry friends.
Ashley Manta’s sex and cannabis blog posts each Wednesday at the DOPE Magazine website, dopemagazine.com. Manta also maintains her own signature website, ashleymanta.com, where she offers insights to cannabis and sexuality information from herself and others. She can also be contacted for speaking and teaching engagements through her website.
About Ashley Manta
Ashley Manta likes to talk about sex—a lot. It’s not taboo for her. You know what’s else isn’t taboo for her? Cannabis. This bubbly, buxom blonde manifested the perfect blend of sex and cannabis creating her “CannaSexual” image. As a professional sex educator, speaker, writer, coach, Ashley tackles these two taboo subjects to make sure readers are interacting, loving, and feeling their best in the bedroom. Ashley, commonly referred to as the “CannaSexual”, provides personal or couples coaching, sex positive workshops (see her website for a full list of options), speaking engagements about the stigma surrounding cannabis or sex, or hosting sex and cannabis events.
By working with body positivity, connecting through vulnerability, and her experience and education, she gives her clients the knowledge and skills to feel confident in themselves. She is well-versed on a wide range of issues relating to sex and cannabis and happily answers questions that may arise both topics. Ashley’s kindness and personality helps put those who might otherwise feel uncomfortable at ease.
In 2014, Ashley published her first e-book, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex.” Her non-fiction essay “Growing Through the Yuck of Having Herpes” was featured in the Best Sex Writing of the Year anthology, published in 2015. For the past year, she has been writing educational columns for Leafly on the benefits of integrating sex and cannabis.