LOS ANGELES — Berman Innovations, inventor of The Semenette and POPDildo, is featured in Maria Cassano’s Bustle.com article “8 Sex Toys Invented by Women Specifically for Female Pleasure.”
A Berman Innovations representative said that although “the title implies products created for cisgendered women,” the article mentions POPDildo’s “appeal to the trans and gender-nonconforming communities, in addition to same-sex couples and those with disabilities.”
“While the history of sex toys is pretty well known, specific inventors aren’t always made famous through their creations,” Cassano wrote. “Recently, though, women inventors have been coming out of the woodwork with their innovative sex toys and vibrators.”
POPDildo is the only sex toy on Cassano’s list that is not available on Amazon.com.
“I firstly want to thank Bustle for the mention and for including POP on this list of fantastic toys for women by women,” said Berman Innovations CEO Stephanie Berman. “I often forget how many sex toys are sold on Amazon, and to be the only manufacturer on this list who is not — it is a testament to how hard I have worked to maintain my MAP policy. I learned early on in this industry how quickly toys will end up being sold by third-party retailers, and it was important to me to maintain control not only over my pricing, but my product as a whole.”
The Semenette allows partners to recreate the ejaculation process through its proprietary inner tubing and pump system. Bermans Innovations collaborated with German pleasure products manufacturer Fun Factory this year to introduce The Semenette’s second iteration, POPDildo.