Berman Innovations CEO Speaks at WGBH’s ‘BostonTalks: Happy Hour’ Event February 23

Inventor of Award-Winning IVF Alternative to Participate in Discussion Focusing on Boston’s Sexual History!


BOSTON (February 22, 2017) – Berman Innovations CEO Stephanie Berman participates in this month’s “BostonTalks Happy Hour: Sex and Our City” event on Thursday, February 23. Presented by WGBH in Boston, the event will allow the public to hear Berman, and other speakers, discuss Boston’s sexual history, and how it has shaped the city.


“I’m super thrilled to be a part of this event in my hometown of Boston!” says Berman. “This is such a unique style and format for a speaking event, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to incorporate my story into the history of our beloved city. I’m grateful to the team at WGBH for including me in this wonderful lineup of speakers, and look forward to making a memorable presentation!”


The event description reads: “Hear from and connect with local experts in a variety of fields, while enjoying the great company of your neighbors from Boston and beyond. Writer and dance scholar Jessica Berson ( sheds light on the business and history of erotic performance. Independent scholar Lori Stokes ( shares how the Puritans might not have been so pure after all. Professor and author Stephanie Schorow ( takes us back in time to downtown Boston’s adult entertainment district known as the Combat Zone. And Stephanie Berman (, inventor of The Semenette®, explains how she is making history by revolutionizing the way babies are made. Each event combines short speaking programs, drinks, and a chance for you to join the conversation.”


“BostonTalks Happy Hour: Sex And Our City” will be held at WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135 on Thursday, February 23. Doors open at 7pm EST; free parking is available in the garage next door. Those interested in attending may visit and use the promo code BOSTON for free registration. Guests must be 21 and over to attend.


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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