LOS ANGELES — Berman Innovations, inventor of the Semenette and POPDildo, is nominated for LGBT Company of the Year and Marketing Campaign of the Year for the 10th Annual StorErotica Awards, to be held on Mon., Jul. 18 during the ANME Founders Show in Burbank, Calif.
"As a lesbian CEO of a pleasure products company, the nomination for LGBT Company of the Year is one that is truly near and dear to my heart," said Stephanie Berman, CEO of Berman Innovations. "To have my efforts recognized for creating a product that has not only helped my wife and I conceive our children, but has also helped many other LGBTQ+ couples realize their dream of having a family, is a true honor."
The Semenette, a novelty intimacy product, allows partners to recreate the ejaculation process in the privacy of their own home through its proprietary inner tubing and pump system. A representative for Berman Innovations said, "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."
Berman Innovations teamed up with German pleasure products manufacturer Fun Factory to introduce its second iteration, POPDildo. By incorporating Fun Factory's pleasure-focused shape, built for G-spot and prostate play, with the technology of the original Semenette, POPDildo is a novelty product for consumers from a wider variety of communities.
As part of POPDildo's launch, Berman Innovations and Evil Angel director Aiden Starr collaborated to showcase POPDildo in her film, "Lesbian Anal Sex Slaves 2" and show how the product could be used for play.
"It's a true honor to be nominated and have our marketing campaign and collaboration with the amazing Aiden Starr be recognized," Berman said. "With the launch of POPDildo, it was my immediate goal for people to see all of the different and broader uses of the toy. The film directed by Aiden and our recent partnership with Entrenue have POP being showcased to more retailers and fans all over North America, which translates to a much broader range of customers using the product. It's been an incredible year, and I couldn't be happier with how POP is being embraced. A win in either category would truly top things off."
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