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Ashley Manta
Sex & Relationship Educator and CannaSexual
Sex & Relationship Educator and CannaSexual
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My supplies were assembled. Each couple had a plate with fresh strawberries and a few pieces of dark chocolate. They were instructed to sit next to one another and choose one giving and one receiving partner. I began giving instructions. “If you are the receiving partner, please close your eyes. If you are the giving partner, reach down a pick up a piece of fruit. Hold it under the receiver’s nose and instruct them to inhale the tart, fruity aroma of the strawberry—but don’t give it to them yet. Whisper in their ear how delicious and juicy the strawberry looks. How the sweetness will explode on their tongue when you finally allow them to have it. Now, tease it across their lips, let them just taste it for a moment. When you’re ready, when you can feel that they really want it, place it in the receiver’s mouth. Receivers, notice the different flavors of the strawberry. Notice the texture and temperature, and how different your mouth feels now having something inside of it.”

This exercise comes from my couples’ intimacy workshop that I designed with my lover, Ben Purna. We do guided sensual feeding as part of a multi-sensory experience. The dark chocolate we like to pair with the strawberries is actually a 2.5mg cannabidiol (CBD) edible. I wanted to both include low-dose edibles (as an option) and highlight the importance of mindfully choosing the products that you put into your body. There is a sensuality in choosing to only consume products first, are high quality and free of harmful ingredients, second, taste good, and third, make your body feel the way you want it to feel. It was fitting that we chose to include an edible in the workshop, because the golden rule of edibles “start low, go slow” was essentially the mantra of the entire workshop. It was all about slowing down, starting with a bit of anticipatory teasing, then moving intentionally into the exercises.

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My first article for Culture Magazine!

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Check out my sex and cannabis interview on High Road TV!

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Despite my frustration, I really enjoyed writing this piece.

"So here’s my advice to people on dating sites: step up your goddamn game. If you’re just there for casual sex, that’s totally fine. However, rather than jumping presumptuously into sex talk, take a second to actually inquire about your partner’s level of interest. It’s perfectly fine to say, “Hey, I’m only interested in casual hookups, so knowing that would you be willing to sext or swap pics with me?” would be way better received by me than simply jumping headfirst into dirty talk and forcing me to redirect the conversation. One guy justified this behavior by citing the amount of time (two months) since the last time he got laid. Let me count the ways that your orgasmic deficits are not my problem. Being horny doesn’t give you a pass for being a jerk. Furthermore, it’s emotionally irresponsible to work up all this frenzied sexual energy and then dash out the door (literally or figuratively) as soon as you get your needs met or as soon as you realize that the person you’re talking to isn’t willing to meet those sexual needs. As my colleague Reid Mihalko likes to say, “Leave the campsite better than you found it.”"

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This event set a new standard for cannabis parties. Thoughtful, sophisticated, and transformative: Immersion 5.13 in Malibu.

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Have you ever wanted to know more about my mysterious lover B? Read all about our relationship on Love & Marij!

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So excited about this! Thank you Merry Jane!

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"Sunny Megatron, who described her role as being the “Jimmy Fallon of phalluses” for the night, gave a funny and heartfelt monologue at the opening of the show. The O Awards celebrates excellence in pleasure products, and she took that opportunity to remind manufacturers and distributors that they are creating products that really do make a difference. “Not only do we have body safe materials, but we have ergonomically designed products for all genders, all genitals, all body types…the products you have developed positively impact people’s lives every single day,” praised Megatron. “You help couples reconnect after the spark has faded from their relationship. You help people who are overcome by sexual shame actually learn to love themselves and accept their unique, pervy desires. You help queer youth connect and reclaim their bodies in ways that they never thought possible. You help people with disabilities have the fulfilling sex lives that they deserve. You do a lot more than just peddle giggle-worthy, pervy novelties.”

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So proud of this interview! Grateful to Charlo Greene for having me on The Weed Show! #CannaSexual
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