Manufactured in America from 100% medical grade silicone and available in three flesh toned colors, the semenette comes with detachable and disposable parts that eliminate consumer’s concerns about toxicity or contamination. The size of the product is large enough to fit in a traditional harness and was designed for one partner to wear during intimacy.
So how exactly does the Semenette work? The dildo is threaded through the shaft using one of the three tubes provided with the toy. A custom tip goes into the top of the tubing and a bulb attaches at the other end. The fluid being used in the dildo – whether it’s semen, lubricant or water – is drawn into the tube and the custom tip is placed on the end to lock the tubing in place while the dildo is in action. When it’s time for ejaculation the bulb is squeezed and the squirting action completes its job. It really is that simple.
The idea to create a high quality dildo that is not only pleasurable but functional was the brainchild of Stephanie Berman, a mother of a two-year-old daughter who she successfully conceived with her wife thanks to functionality of her own invention.
Berman has been working in women’s reproductive health for over 11 years alongside her mother in their family business that supplies medical devices for assisted reproductive technologies. Her inspiration to create the Semenette was fueled by her own desires to begin a family and from the growing demand of lesbian couples seeking an effective and cost efficient way to reproduce.
“When I got married to my wife in 2011 and we wanted to start a family we didn’t have the resources to go to a doctor’s office,” Berman states in her conversation with me about her invention. The couple wanted to keep their experience private and intimate, and when it came down to inseminating their options were less than appealing. “Our only options for getting pregnant at home were using a turkey baster or a needle and syringe, and it’s so staged, there’s no level of intimacy or romance involved.” After a few years of research and a year of developing and testing the perfect prototype, Stephanie released the first version of the Semenette.