Ashley Manta is an award-winning sex educator and coach and has become an internationally 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. 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. Ashley is a certified and attuned Reiki II Practitioner, a certified consulting hypnotist, and a trauma-trained victim advocate.
Ashley has presented at mainstream, adult, and cannabis events, including SXSW, New Living Expo, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, AVN Expo, 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. She wrote for Playboy as a Playboy Advisor. In March 2022, she co-organized a two day continuing education training for the Sexual Health Alliance on Sex, Cannabis, and Psychedelics.