Berman Innovations CEO Stephanie Berman to Speak at Sex Expo NYC

Award-Winning Ejaculating Dildo Innovator to Lead LGBTQ+ Family Planning Workshop for Official Sex Education Track!


BROOKLYN, NY (September 20, 2017) — Berman Innovations CEO Stephanie Berman will present “Making Love and Making Babies” at Sex Expo NY Saturday, September 23, from 12:20 – 1:00pm. Sex Expo NY features showcases and product demonstrations from top manufacturers of pleasure products, with adult retail chain The Pleasure Chest serving as official sex education sponsor.


“I am thrilled to be presenting at the Sex Expo,” says Berman. “My workshop will be focused on family planning and sex: pre-, during, and post-conception. I am passionate about these topics, as I have been in the women’s reproductive health industry for 14 years, helping provide couples with medical technologies for trying to conceive. I have extensive knowledge in all methods of conception, with a specialization in LGBTQ+ couples trying to conceive. I love that Sex Expo has provided a platform for me to share the knowledge I have gained, in both my personal and professional life.”


Berman added, “So often, couples get lost in the emotional rollercoaster of trying to conceive, and as a result, sex can often become regimented, routine, and scheduled — and for conception purposes only. It takes all the fun out of the (trying-to-conceive) process. I will be offering information and strategies to deal with restoring fun to the conception process as well as discussing conception options for LGBTQ+ couples. In 2012, I invented The Semenette®, now known as POPDildo™, which has widely been recognized as the ‘modern-day turkey-baster method’ for home insemination. In fact, my wife and I successfully conceived both of our children at home with my invention.”


Taking place September 23 and 24, Sex Expo NY will be held at the Brooklyn Expo Center, located at 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY. Berman Innovations’ booth is located in the southwest corner of the show floor, between The Pleasure Chest and b-Vibe. For more information, visit


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 Founder and President of Berman Innovations, 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 both 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, skyrocketing to the top of the “wish list” for a wide variety of community members, including pegging enthusiasts, kinksters, and fetishists. POPDildo™ is available in Toffee, Cocoa, Slate, and Blackberry; the kit comes with three replaceable tubes, three tips, and one bulb. Refill kits and bulbs are sold separately.


Recipient of’s Editor’s Choice Lightning Bolt Award for Emerging Technology, the 2017 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, by industry media outlets including XBIZ and StorErotica. Mainstream US media, including Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, and Women’s Health, as well as international media outlets, have noted Berman’s impact on the pleasure product market; invited on a panel discussion on HuffPost Live, Stephanie has spoken at WGBH’s Boston Talks series, and profiled in several medical journals.


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: 

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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