The Semenette CEO to Appear on ‘Huffington Post Live’

Ariana Rodriguez

NEW YORK — Stephanie Berman, CEO of Berman Innovations and creator of The Semenette, will appear on Huffington Post Live tomorrow, March 27, at 10 a.m. PST/ 1 p.m. EST.

According to the company, Berman will be discussing her innovative sex product, as well as challenges faced by LGBT, serodiscordant, and other couples experiencing issues with starting a family, with HuffPostLive host Nancy Redd.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to speak on this topic,” says Berman. “I have dedicated my entire career to helping couples deal with infertility and trying to conceive. This will be an incredible platform to share my knowledge, as well as my personal success story in conceiving my daughter.”

To watch Berman’s appearance on Huffington Post Live with Nancy Redd and the Liszkas, visit An archived version will also be available on the site after the live broadcast.

Joining Berman on the live broadcast will be lesbian couple Margo and Gus Liszka of Portland, Oregon, who gained national attention for their GoFundMe campaign ( to start a family. With IVF treatments costing $12,000-15,000 per cycle, Berman Innovations has donated a Semenette to the couple to help offset their costs. To view the news piece on the Liszkas, click here.

“When I saw the Liszka’s campaign, I was so moved by their story and the obvious (and easy decision) to donate a Semenette to them,” says Berman. “As I have personally gone through what they are going through now, I wanted to help them as much as possible. I’m really pulling for them to have success with their campaign and with The Semenette!”

The Semenette, a novelty intimacy product, allows partners to mimic traditional intercourse through its proprietary inner tubing and pump system, re-creating the ejaculation process in the privacy of their own home. Berman herself is a Semenette success story; she and her wife successfully used the product to conceive their daughter a year ago.

Berman Innovations is currently taking inquiries and appointments for meetings while at the International Lingerie Show (, March 30 to April 1 from retailers and distributors, as well as considering new manufacturing options. To schedule an appointment, email

Berman Innovations is also currently nearing the end of its Indiegogo campaign, to crowdfund the development and manufacturing of a non-anatomically-realistic version of its award-winning line of products. To visit the campaign, click here. The campaign ends March 30.