The Semenette Featured in ‘Objects of Desire’ Art Photography Book

Feb 2, 2016
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Innovative Conception Device Featured in Coffee Table Book Showcasing Over 100 Modern Erotic Products!

ATGLEN, PA (February 2, 2016) – The Semenette® is featured in Objects of Desire: A Showcase of Modern Erotic Products and the Creative Minds Behind Them. The innovative conception device is featured in the hardcover book, amongst over one hundred featured products, which blur the line between tech, art, design, and function.

“It is an incredible honor to be chosen alongside so many other amazing pleasure products,” says Semenette® CEO Stephanie Berman. “It has always been a goal of ours to put the romance and pleasure back into the ‘trying to conceive’ process, which can often feel clinical and cold. To have our product recognized in this capacity, as well as the technology and design of the product, is truly incredible.”


Objects of Desire is released through Schiffer Publishing, with text by Rita Catinella Orrell and design by Jason Scuderi. Product photography of The Semenette® was provided by Isabel Dresler.

“The world of erotic product design is revealed in this curated showcase of over 100 beautifully crafted objects and the creative minds behind them,” the book description says. “The latest adult toys, jewelry, and accessories from leading companies, as well as intriguing prototypes, are featured. Each product, from high-tech gadgets to handcrafted pieces of art, is presented with concise descriptions in a minimal graphic format that emphasizes the flowing curves, materiality, and overall design of the products.”

The description continues, “Once taboo, sex toys are in the midst of a design revolution. With a foreword by Sarah Forbes, curator at New York City’s Museum of Sex, and in-depth interviews with leading sex bloggers, shop owners, and designers, the book will appeal to both fans of good design as well as ‘lovers’ of good design interested in acquiring these pieces for their own collections.”

The 272-page hardcover book, featuring 274 stunning color and b&w photos, is slated for a March 2016 release. Objects of Desire is currently available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Indie Bound, and directly via Schiffer Books (

For more information on Objects of Desire: A Showcase of Modern Erotic Products and the Creative Minds Behind Them, visit

News of The Semenette experienced its first viral wave soon after its launch in early 2015, and media attention has not waned about the company’s innovative approach to at-home conception for the LGBT, FTM trans, and serodiscordant communities. Global media outlets have noted The Semenette’s impact on insemination options for couples trying to conceive outside of traditional IVF and “turkey baster” routes.

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 the first of The Semenette®’s many success stories. Recipient of’s Editor’s Choice Lightning Bolt Award for Emerging Technology, and industry nominations for Couples Sex Toy of the Year, Specialty Pleasure Product of the Year, and New Product of the Year, The Semenette® is made of premium medical-grade silicone, and is non-toxic and phthalate-free.

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About Berman Innovations, LLC: 

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

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About Rita Catinella Orrell:

Rita Catinella Orrell has been writing about product design for over 20 years. While products editor at Architectural Record magazine, she contributed to many award-winning issues, including those in 2003 which earned it a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. She has an MA in Creative Writing from CUNY Queens College and curates two design blogs, and A native of Queens, NY, Orrell lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

About Jason Scuderi:

Jason Scuderi is an award-winning designer, art director, and illustrator, based in New York. His visual work spans across fashion, music, architecture, and art. His designs have made an impact on major product and brand campaign launches for Reebok, Nike, Revolt TV, M4D3, and McGraw-Hill. He has also designed for high-profile personalities, such as Jay Z, Pharrell Williams, and Allen Iverson. His work can be seen on

About Schiffer Publishing, Ltd:

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects which fuel our readers’ passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit to explore its backlist of 5,800+ titles.

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