Daily Mail Features Lavinia

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August 19, 2023

Catholic woman who planned to become a NUN reveals how she U-turned on a life of celibacy after falling in love – and now helps others achieve mind-blowing orgasms by selling her own CANNABIS lube

  • Katie Enright is the founder and CEO of the cannabis lube company, Lavinia
  • The entrepreneur was raised Catholic and planned on becoming a nun 
  • She shifted her focus to sexual pleasure after praying to God for guidance 

A woman has opened up about how she went from being an aspiring nun to a sex-positive entrepreneur dedicated to helping people achieve powerful and frequent orgasms. 

Katie Enright is the founder and CEO of the cannabis lube company Lavinia, a surprising career choice for a devout Catholic who once contemplated a life of celibacy in the church. 

She gave up her plans to become a nun after she fell for a man and prayed to God for guidance, but she still considered herself a Christian to this day. 

‘I actually think I’m doing God’s work now more than ever,’ she told DailyMail.com of the community she was fostering through Lavinia. 

Enright grew up in a large Catholic household in the west suburbs of Chicago, the sixth of seven children. Her parents were open and loving, which made her religious upbringing a positive experience filled with ‘a lot of light and a lot of love.’

‘It was kind of the most ideal situation in terms of growing up in a religious household,’ she explained. 

Enright planned on staying a virgin until she got married, and her mother would talk to her about the ‘excitement of the wedding night’ during their sex talks. 

Her devotion to her faith only increased in college, where she had active roles in the school’s spiritual groups. She also served as the social chair of her sorority, despite not drinking alcohol or having sex. 

‘I was really embarrassed to tell people how religious I was… It just was so unheard of that somebody would actually become a nun,’ she said. 

Enright wanted privacy as she contemplated joining a convent and made the decision to study abroad in Ireland when she was in her early 20s. 

She was assigned to live in a dorm with four girls and four boys, representing six different countries, including a French man she called ‘Francois.’ 

Enright said she and Francois wouldn’t have been friends ‘under normal circumstances,’ but they ended up falling for each other.  

He would wake her up with breakfast in bed and write her love notes while they were living together, but he respected her boundaries and kept their romance innocent. 

‘It was just such a wild experience because it’s like here I go from deciding if I was going to be a nun to the most romantic situation I’ve ever heard of,’ she said.

After she left Ireland, she flew to Rome to make her final decision about becoming a nun. 

She was confused and unsure of what to do when she headed to the Sistine Chapel to pray for guidance. 

She knew she wanted to be a wife and mother, but she felt obligated to devote her life to her faith until having what she described as a ‘conversation with God.’

‘I was praying, and God said, “Well, what do you want for your life? And I said, “Well, I really want to be a wife and a mother,”‘ she recalled. ‘He said, “You should do that.” And I was like, “But what if no one becomes a priest or a nun?” And he said, “That’s not your burden. That’s not your issue to worry about.”‘

Enright said she finally felt free to move forward with her life knowing that God had helped her make her decision. 

Francois drove from Belgium to Rome to get her, and they traveled throughout Italy together before going their separate ways. 

She was on a new path, but she was still ‘super intimidated’ by sex and was embarrassed that she had less sexual experience than her younger friends.

‘I literally started taking all of these webinars, all of these classes, and before I knew it, I kind of became a sexpert,’ she said. 

But even with all of her newfound knowledge, she never imagined she would end up selling cannabis-infused sex products.

Enright was training for her second marathon when she tried a cannabis balm to treat her aches and pains.

‘Within three minutes after I put it on, my back pain was completely gone, and the same thing with my knee,’ she said. ‘I was like, “Holy cow, this really works.”‘

As she continued to research the health benefits of cannabis, she found a blog post about how to make a weed-infused lubricant that was ‘baby-making good.’ 

There is research that shows THC — the main psychoactive compound in cannabis — may enhance sexual pleasure and improve the ability to orgasm. 

Dr. Kristina Collins, a board-certified dermatologist, explained on the Lavinia website that THC delivered directly to the vagina or anus may increase the dilation of vessels and blood circulation.

This can lead to ‘increased sexual excitement, heightened perception of touch, and improved orgasm.’ 

Enright was excited to put cannabis lube to the test, but she was unable to find a recipe or product that wasn’t made with coconut oil, which breaks down latex condoms and can cause vaginal infections.

She started experimenting in her kitchen, infusing cannabis into a silicone lubricant to make her own batch. 

‘Then I tried it, and I was like, “Holy f***, this is amazing,”‘ she said. ‘I was bartending at the time at a really trendy bar in West Hollywood, and I would give it to my regulars [and] my coworkers just as an act of love without any thought to it.’

Enright was starting a shift one day when a man walked in and asked, ‘Hey, are you the weed lube girl?’ and offered to buy some. 

‘As soon as he said, “I’ll totally buy it,” I was like, “Oh this is a company. This is something that I need to pursue,”‘ she said. 

Enright hired a Ph.D. chemist and went through 25 different formulas before finding one that was the ‘perfect ratio of THC and CBD.’

After launching Lavinia, she was surprised to learn ‘how many women have not had orgasms.’ She recalled speaking with a woman who was in her 50s and had never climaxed with herself or a partner. 

The company has plans to expand its product line to include before-and-after sex gummies and ‘anal shooters for enhanced pleasure during anal sex.’

She is also working on a sexual education platform to combat the abstinence-only messaging that is associated with a religious upbringing. 

‘Just having a place people can come and talk to somebody about sex and not feel so alone and not feel uneducated or ill-equipped, I think is really important,’ she said.


Read the full article here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-12395485/Catholic-woman-planned-NUN-reveals-U-turned-life-celibacy-falling-love-helps-achieve-mind-blowing-orgasms-selling-CANNABIS-lube.html

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