Berman Innovations CEO on New York Media This Week

Award-Winning Conception Innovator to Appear on ‘Derek & Romaine’ & ‘Love is The Drug with Zara Barrie’!


NEW YORK (March 6, 2017) – Berman Innovations CEO Stephanie Berman returns to New York for media interviews this week. The inventor of the groundbreaking, award-winning POPDildo™ by The Semenette® appears on “Derek and Romaine” today at 6pm EST, and on “Love is the Drug with Zara Barrie” at 10am EST Tuesday morning.


“I’m honored to be asked back to ‘Derek and Romaine’ to chat all things POP and ejaculating dildos!” says Berman. “I often have to censor myself when doing interviews, so I love being able to speak candidly and share my embarrassing, yet entertaining stories. You never know where conversations of ejaculating dildos will take you, especially with Derek and Romaine, so I’m genuinely looking forward to this!”


“Derek and Romaine” is a popular afternoon drive talk show that The Washington Post called “frisky, free-wheeling… a distinctly different brand of radio.” Filled with free-form chatter, candid and frank discussions, and tons of laughs, the show is a unique podcast experience hosted by the gay / lesbian duo Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson. Now in its twelfth year, the show is a wild and witty romp, interacting with a wide variety of celebrity guests, including Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie O’Donnell, Meredith Vieira, Perez Hilton, and Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, as well as experts and real people sharing personal experiences.


“Talking sex and baby-making with Stephanie is a blast,” says Romaine. “Not only has she come up with a genius item to make insemination sexy, she has taken a fun approach to talking about it as well. And who doesn’t want to talk about dildos that actually squirt? On ‘Derek and Romaine’ we live to talk about such things! We are just lucky to have found someone who is willing to talk about it with us. Stephanie is not only the brilliant mind behind The Semenette®, but she is a great guest who can speak to anyone looking for a practical toy.”


Berman will be on “Derek and Romaine” at 6pm EST today, Monday March 6. To listen in, visit A subscription is required; every subscription comes with a free, no-risk, two-day trial.


Stephanie Berman will also be appearing on “Love is the Drug with Zara Barrie” at 10am EST tomorrow, Tuesday March 7. The show airs online via Facebook Live. To view, visit


Host of “Love is the Drug,” Zara Barrie is a writer and talk show host who identifies as a ‘mascara lesbian’ – she was the senior sex and dating writer of Elite Daily (, “the Millenials’ preferred platform for today’s hot issues and trending topics, from politics to dating and everything in between,” and founded the site’s queer culture topic page. She also writes for GO Magazine (, the nation’s most widely read free lesbian publication.


“I’m so excited to have Stephanie on the show!” says Barrie. “My greatest passion is engaging with fascinating people who are on the forefront of human sexuality. Stephanie’s product is a game changer in the evolution of queer sexuality!”


“I met Zara a few months ago, and she wrote one of my favorite articles about POP by The Semenette®,” says Berman. “She brings a young, fun, honest, and raw perspective to all of her writing, which is not only brave, but refreshing. I admire when writers are willing to personalize their work and make themselves vulnerable to the world. Zara continues to do that, and more, with her show, ‘Love is the Drug.’ I’m super thrilled to be a guest and chat about a whole range of fun topics with her, including of course, POPDildo™!”


Berman has been in the women’s reproductive health industry since 2003. As co-owner and Vice President of her family business, Sepal Reproductive International, as well as CEO of The Semenette®, Stephanie has extensive knowledge and understanding of the women’s reproductive health market. The company’s flagship product, The Semenette®, and its second iteration, POPDildo™, allow partners to mimic traditional intercourse, and re-create the ejaculation process in the privacy of their own home through its proprietary inner tubing and pump system – something that sets it apart from both traditional dildos and “party”-style ejaculating toys. Berman herself is the first of many success stories for The Semenette®; she and her wife successfully used the product to conceive their daughter and son.


The Semenette® experienced its first viral wave soon after its launch in early 2015, and global media attention has not waned about the company’s innovative approach to at-home conception for the LGBT, FTM / trans, disabled, erectile dysfunction, and serodiscordant communities. Its follow-up, POPDildo™, quickly found a fan base in people excited by its potential for play, who recognize the technology sets it apart from both traditional dildos and “party”-style ejaculating toys. POPDildo™ has since skyrocketed to the top of the “wish list” for a wide variety of community members, including pegging enthusiasts, kinksters, and fetishists.


Recipient of’s Editor’s Choice Lightning Bolt Award for Emerging Technology, the 2016 AVN Award for Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer, and the 2016 NightMoves Award for Pleasure Product of the Year, the company has also received industry nominations for Couples Sex Toy of the Year, Specialty Pleasure Product of the Year, and New Product of the Year. US media, including Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Daily Dot, and Women’s Health, as well as dozens of international media outlets, have noted Berman’s impact on the pleasure product market, particularly leading the charge to mix sexual health and pleasure. Berman also appeared on a panel discussion on Huffington Post Live, to share the story behind The Semenette, as well as was profiled in several medical journals.


North American retailers interested in carrying POPDildo™ may email contact to place their orders. European retailers interested in carrying POPDildo™ may email to place their orders. All other international retailers and distributors interested in carrying POPDildo™ may email


Both The Semenette® and POPDildo™ are made of premium medical-grade silicone, and are non-toxic and phthalate-free. For more information, visit


About Berman Innovations, LLC: 

Berman Innovations is a woman-owned and operated LGBTQ-friendly company with a business model focused on form and function. An expert team of women drives the design, development, and creation of Berman Innovations’ product line, including its flagship product, The Semenette®. Berman Innovations understands both the adult industry and the family-planning market, tailoring its products with features its clients want and need. Berman Innovations has licensed, authorized distributors, which guarantee efficient, accurate, rapid delivery, so retailers always have available stock. Berman Innovations provides pleasure with outstanding customer service and products. For more information, visit and; the company may also be followed on Twitter at, on Facebook at, and on YouTube at


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