Stephanie Berman Nominated for Businesswoman OTY at 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards

By on November 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA, — Stephanie Berman, CEO and inventor of The Semenette® and POPDildo™ (, receives a “Businesswoman of the Year” nomination for the upcoming XBIZ Executive Awards – Retail Industry Division.

“I’m absolutely overwhelmed and humbled to be nominated for XBIZ’s ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ by my industry peers, amongst so many other amazing and talented women!” says Berman. “To see an idea I had 4 years ago turn into a business, and one where I would be recognized in such a way, is a true honor. I looking forward to sharing this evening with so many deserving people, and wish all of the nominees the best of luck!”

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, managemeånt, executive level, and more.

A special awards ceremony at Hollywood’s chic Andaz Hotel on the Sunset Strip, the 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards will be held for the Retail Industry Division on the night of Wednesday, January 11.

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.

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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