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Ashley Manta

Ashley is a feminist sexuality educator, certified consulting hypnotist, and empowerment coach. She has been educating about sex since 2007 and has conducted hundreds of workshops over the past six years. She has professional experience in sexual health after working for Planned Parenthood from 2012-2013. She is a trained crisis counselor and has worked in both mental health and crime victim advocacy.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Women’s Studies and has completed her graduate coursework for a Master of Arts in Philosophy.

She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Voices Incorporated, a nonprofit geared toward helping survivors of sexual violence along their healing journeys. She is the West Coast Advisor for The Women's Circle Project, which was recently formed to support women and girls as they become tomorrow's leaders. 

She is also a lube enthusiast and champion of consent. Her favorite workshops to teach are Sexual Communication, Body Confidence, and Phone Sex for Long Distance Intimacy.


Articles by Ashley Manta

Healing is not a linear path. The best way to support a survivor is to empower them to ask for what they need, when they’re ready.


Classifying BDSM behaviors as "sexual disorders" overlooks the useful effects of this type of sexual interaction - and assumes there's something wrong with it.