Stephanie Berman Nominated for Businesswoman OTY at 2018 XBIZ Exec Awards

The Semenette® CEO & Inventor of POPDildo™ Recognized by Industry Peers & Colleagues!


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 6, 2017) — Stephanie Berman, CEO of Berman Innovations and inventor of The Semenette® and POPDildo™ (, receives a “Businesswoman of the Year” nomination for the 2018 XBIZ Executive Awards – Retail Industry Division ( An exclusive awards ceremony, the Awards will be held for the Retail Industry Division at Hollywood’s chic Andaz Hotel on the Sunset Strip on the night of Wednesday, January 17.


“I always feel so lucky to be part of an industry where there is such a variety of incredible people,” says Berman. “To say it’s an honor to be nominated as Businesswoman of the Year, amongst the other powerhouse women in this category, is an understatement. I am so grateful to my peers, colleagues, and to XBIZ for this recognition, and am looking forward to seeing everyone in January and to celebrate all of the nominees!”


The XBIZ Executive Awards’ nomination selections are made based on peer submissions through Every aspect of a nominee’s career accomplishments, business acumen, leadership ability, and personal knowledge is considered, highlighting the unique creativity, dedication, and drive of the adult industry’s most notable executives. The awards span 10 categories, honoring specific disciplines that separates the industry’s top players from their competitors in a range of roles that make up the organizational chart of industry enterprises – covering sales, marketing, management, executive level, and more.


Voting for the 2018 XBIZ Exec Awards will run through midnight on Tuesday, November 14; to vote, 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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