CannaSexual, Ashley Manta, tells us everything we need to know to enhance our sex lives with cannabis: the best strains & dosages for sex, topicals like Foria & other weed lubes, making DIY products at home, how weed affects sexual consent, combining BDSM & pot, the time Sunny ate too many edibles & more. We also talk about living with herpes: myth vs. fact, how it’s transmitted, how to disclose to new partners, & why it’s not included in full panel STD/STI tests. More at &  

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Ashley Manta Cannasexual Podcast

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Ashley Manta has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. As a professional sex educator, writer, coach, and facilitator, Ashley helps people navigate these topics to make sure they are interacting, loving, and feeling their best in and out of the bedroom. In March, she moderated a panel at SXSW titled, “The Surprising Health and Sex Benefits of Cannabis.” She was a contributing writer to from 2015-2017, and currently writes for Dope Magazine and Culture Magazine. Her work has been featured in Newsweek and LA Weekly. (Episode Art photo credit: Click Save Photo)

Episode 18 Topics

Living with herpes, stonerific technology, Nina Hartley, dirty is a state of mind, the racist origins of the word marijuana, STD shaming, vaginismus, how to make DIY cannabis products, how being high affects consent, how herpes is transmitted & prevented, sex after sexual trauma, what STI tests are included in a ‘full panel’, the science of cannabis, the best pot strains for sex, clean vs. negative, what happens when you eat too many edibles (Sunny’s personal story), Hellraiser OG, CBD oil, BDSM & Cannabis, painless anal, Mistress Matisse Velvet Swing water based cannabis lube, how to figure out what dosage is best for you

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