Ashley Manta is a feminist sexuality educator, certified consulting hypnotist, and a self-proclaimed sex geek. In her personal life, she is a queer, polyamorous, bottom-heavy switch. It took her the better part of a decade to find her voice, but when she did, she decided to put it to work! She is a former phone sex operator and her first educational guide, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex,” was published in March 2014. Additionally, her non-fiction essay, “Growing Through the Yuck of Having Herpes” was featured in the Best Sex Writing of the Year anthology, published in March 2015. She speaks candidly about living with herpes and has done extensive work to promote acceptance and break the stigma surrounding STIs. She is the co-host of Carnalcopia, a sex and relationship podcast. Her latest project is CannaSexual, which seeks to analyze the relationship between sex and cannabis and document its benefits.
Ashley offers workshops, one-on-one sexual empowerment coaching, and stress management hypnosis. Her areas of interest/knowledge include: Living with an STI; Body confidence; Sex after trauma; Authentic seuxal communication; Empowered sex; Healing trauma; Queer/feminist porn; High-quality sex toys; Ethical non-monogamy.
Sexuality Educator and Blogger, Sex Ed with Ashley Manta
November 2012-August 2013
Reproductive Health Center Assistant, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania
October 2011-August 2012
Mental Health Crisis Worker, Holy Spirit Health Systems, Camp Hill, PA
November 2010-October 2011
Victim/Witness Coordinator, Office of the District Attorney, Philadelphia, PA
May 2009-May 2010
Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Coordinator, WCU Women’s Center,
West Chester University of PA
May 2009-April 2013
Peer Educator, Clery Center for Security on Campus, Inc., Wayne, PA