Berman Innovations Receives AVN Award for Best Pleasure Products Manufacturer

Company Behind The Semenette® & POPDildo™ Recognized by ‘Oscars of Adult’!


LAS VEGAS, NV (January 25, 2017) – Berman Innovations wins its very first 2017 AVN Award. The inventor of the patented, innovative ejaculating dildo POP by The Semenette®, also known as POPDildo™ (, is this year’s Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer (Small).


Initially creating its flagship toy out of a desire to solve a problem for lesbian couples wishing to circumvent the IVF process, Berman Innovations has since seen an ever-increasing demand from a wide range of sex-positive communities, for the second iteration of its patented pleasure product.


“What an absolute honor it is to be awarded the AVN Award for Best Small Manufacturer!” says CEO and inventor Stephanie Berman. “This epic night is all about celebrating the best of the best in the adult industry, and to be selected as the winner in this category is the highest recognition I could ask for. I’m completely shocked, humbled, and so excited! Winning this award was a team effort I gratefully share with Kelly Shibari, Fun Factory, Entrenue, my family, and my wife. Much thanks to the entire AVN staff for putting on another incredible show!”


For over three decades, the AVN Awards show, dubbed “the Oscars of adult” by Entertainment Weekly, has been the adult industry’s biggest night and the award itself, the industry’s highest honor. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, AVN celebrates outstanding achievements in “the business of pleasure.” For more information on the 34th Annual AVN Awards Show, visit,, or


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 Semenette®, and its second iteration, POPDildo™, allow partners to mimic traditional intercourse through its proprietary inner tubing and pump system, complete with ejaculation – something that sets it apart from both traditional dildos and “party”-style ejaculating toys. POPDildo™ has 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.


The Semenette® (, a novelty intimacy product, allows partners to re-create the ejaculation process in the privacy of their own home, through its proprietary inner tubing and pump system. Berman herself is the first of many Semenette® success stories; she and her wife successfully used the product to conceive their daughter and son. The product 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, and serodiscordant communities.


News of The Semenette® experienced its first viral wave soon after its launch, and media attention has not waned about the company’s innovative approach to at-home conception for the LGBT, FTM trans, erectile dysfunction, and serodiscordant communities. 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.


Recipient of’s Editor’s Choice Lightning Bolt Award for Emerging Technology, 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. Both The Semenette® and POPDildo™ are made of premium medical-grade silicone, and are non-toxic and phthalate-free.


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


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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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