Darling Way Founder Beth Liebling to Speak at Adult Novelty Expo

Owner of Houston Area Luxury Boutique to Discuss Adult Business-Related Pitfalls! 

Beth Liebling, founder and owner of Houston Heights-based luxury boutique Darling Way (http://darlingway.com), will be participating in a panel discussion on Wednesday, January 18 at the upcoming Adult Novelty Expo in Las Vegas. Dubbed “the CES of sex toys” by Wired magazine, the trade-only show for pleasure product professionals takes place at the Paradise Tower in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and will be restricted to trade attendees.

“It’s my absolute pleasure to share what I have learned about running my business with colleagues from across the country; this is how I pay forward the guidance I have received from so many others,” says Liebling. “There is no replacement for the camaraderie, support, and experience one gains from attending ANE, and it’s an honor to be included as a speaker.”

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LIebling will be participating in “Mo Money, Mo Problems” from 11am – 12pm at Festival Hall C near Paradise Tower, which discusses marketing to the LGBTQ community. “Too often, adult-related businesses are turned down for everything from merchant accounts, to loans to basic checking accounts just because of the nature of the business,” reads the panel discussion. “Find out how to avoid these pitfalls when it comes to dealing with transaction processors, banks, venture capital groups and more. Also learn tricks of the trade to maximize e-tailing profits and maximizing customer retention.” Liebling will be joined by Kelly Shibari of ThePRSMGroup, Kim Airs of Grand Opening, and Gary Jackson of CCBill; the panel will be moderated by Sherri Shaulis, AVN Senior Editor of Pleasure Products.

For the entire Adult Novelty Expo seminar schedule, visit http://www.noveltyexpo.com/seminars.

Darling Way founder and owner Beth Liebling refuses to accept the current view of sexuality; refusing to abide by a view in which emotional intimacy is dismissed as trivial; she abhors the idea that bodies are only beautiful after airbrushing and editing. Liebling knows absolutely there is a better alternative; choosing instead to celebrate beauty, love, and pleasure through artistic, literary, and sensory exploration, rejoicing in all things romantic. A regular guest on “Pillow Talk” on Houston’s ESPN affiliate 97.5FM’s “The Blitz,” Liebling dispenses advice to those looking to bring romance and communication back into relationships.

Liebling’s luxury boutique embraces classical and elegant romanticism as a way of life, and is reminiscent of a different era, when personal relationships were a mainstay of life, romance and courtship flourished, with imagination encouraged and creative expression welcomed. Beauty was recognized in many different forms; the natural human body revered by artists.

The boutique is full of romantic treasures, including elegant gifts, vintage books, inspired menswear, gorgeous lingerie, and more. The treasures found at Darling Way entice the imagination, encouraging joyous and sensual play. Events, including workshops, demonstrations, and salons for discussion, are regularly scheduled at the boutique, to encourage locals and visitors to stop by and engage in meaningful, even controversial, topics of the day. For more information, visit http://darlingway.com.

About Darling Way: 

Houston Heights, Texas-based luxury boutique Darling Way, embracing classical and elegant romanticism as a way of life, is reminiscent of a different era. A throwback to a time when one was meant to be touched and admired, appreciated in real life and not on a screen, and when personal relationships were a mainstay of life, with imagination encouraged and creative expression welcomed. Beauty was recognized in many different forms; the natural human body revered by artists. Romance and courtship flourished. The jet set crowd prided itself on their willingness to converse about meaningful, even controversial topics of the day. The boutique is full of romantic treasures, elegant gifts, vintage books, inspired menswear, and gorgeous lingerie; candles offered to provide old-fashioned ambiance and arousing scents at any time of day or night. Romantic books beg to be browsed, and sensual art pleases and teases, and deliciously divine chocolates tempt even the most discriminating palate. The treasures found at Darling Way entice the imagination and encourages joyous, sensual play. For more information, visit http://darlingway.com.
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Darling Way Founder Guests on ESPN 97.5FM’s ‘Pillow Talk’ December 29

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Beth Liebling to Discuss Relationships, Romance, & More On-Air on Popular Houston-Area Sports Radio Show, ‘The Blitz’!

Beth Liebling, founder and owner of Houston Heights-based luxury boutique Darling Way (http://darlingway.com), is a special guest on ESPN Houston radio 97.5FM this week. Liebling’s appearance, at 6:15pm CST Thursday, December 29, will be on the “Pillow Talk” segment of the popular drive-time show, “The Blitz.”

“I’m honored to be included on ‘Pillow Talk’,” says Liebling. “Fred and AJ have a brilliantly dynamic show, and they are each wonderfully funny, bright, and insightful. Joining their chat about relationships and romance is going to be a fun challenge, and should be very entertaining for all of us!”

darlingway_espn975theblitzNot for the faint of heart, the politically correct, or anyone with any sensibilities, radio show hosts and authors Fred Faour (https://twitter.com/FredFaour) and AJ Hoffman (https://twitter.com/AJIsTheReal) deliver their style of sports radio with the delicacy of a sledgehammer – and listeners have been loving it for over 6 years. In fact, Fred & AJ are the longest-running sports talk duo in Houston. For more information, visit http://www.espn975.com/theblitz/ or follow the team on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Degenerates975 and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBlitz97.5.

“We are extremely thrilled to add Beth to this segment,” says Faour. “Her background in family law, combined with her fun-loving personality and sense of humor, are perfect for what we do on a weekly basis. She will fit right in with the Blitzers, and will add a much-needed element to the show.”

To listen to Beth Liebling on “Pillow Talk,” visit http://www.espn975.com, where a live link, as well as links to download the station’s iOS and Android apps, are available. Houston area listeners may tune in at 97.5FM.

Darling Way founder and owner Beth Liebling refuses to accept the current view of sexuality; refusing to abide by a view in which emotional intimacy is dismissed as trivial; she abhors the idea that bodies are only beautiful after airbrushing and editing. Liebling knows absolutely there is a better alternative; choosing instead to celebrate beauty, love, and pleasure through artistic, literary, and sensory exploration, rejoicing in all things romantic.

Liebling’s luxury boutique embraces classical and elegant romanticism as a way of life, and is reminiscent of a different era, when personal relationships were a mainstay of life, romance and courtship flourished, with imagination encouraged and creative expression welcomed. Beauty was recognized in many different forms; the natural human body revered by artists.

The boutique is full of romantic treasures, including elegant gifts, vintage books, inspired menswear, gorgeous lingerie, and more. The treasures found at Darling Way entice the imagination, encouraging joyous and sensual play. Events, including workshops, demonstrations, and salons for discussion, are regularly scheduled at the boutique, to encourage locals and visitors to stop by and engage in meaningful, even controversial, topics of the day. For more information, visit http://darlingway.com.

About Darling Way: 

Houston Heights, Texas-based luxury boutique Darling Way, embracing classical and elegant romanticism as a way of life, is reminiscent of a different era. A throwback to a time when one was meant to be touched and admired, appreciated in real life and not on a screen, and when personal relationships were a mainstay of life, with imagination encouraged and creative expression welcomed. Beauty was recognized in many different forms; the natural human body revered by artists. Romance and courtship flourished. The jet set crowd prided itself on their willingness to converse about meaningful, even controversial topics of the day. The boutique is full of romantic treasures, elegant gifts, vintage books, inspired menswear, and gorgeous lingerie; candles offered to provide old-fashioned ambiance and arousing scents at any time of day or night. Romantic books beg to be browsed, and sensual art pleases and teases, and deliciously divine chocolates tempt even the most discriminating palate. The treasures found at Darling Way entice the imagination and encourages joyous, sensual play. For more information, visit http://darlingway.com.

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Berman Innovations Receives 3 Pleasure Products Nominations for 2017 XBIZ Awards

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 Company Behind The Semenette® & POPDildo™ Recognized by Industry Peers & Colleagues!

Berman Innovations and its innovative ejaculating dildo receives three nominations for the 2017 XBIZ Awards. POP by The Semenette®, also known as POPDildo™ (http://POPDildo.com), is nominated for both Sex Toy of the Year (Non-Powered) and Specialty Product / Line of the Year; Berman Innovations itself is additionally nominated for LGBT Pleasure Products Company of the Year.

Initially creating its flagship toy out of a desire to solve a problem for lesbian couples wishing to circumvent the IVF process, Berman Innovations has since seen an ever-increasing demand from a wide range of sex-positive communities, for the second iteration of its patented pleasure product.

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“I am overwhelmed with excitement at receiving 3 XBIZ award nominations!” says CEO and inventor Stephanie Berman. “This has been a year of new beginnings, with the launch of POPDildo™ – filled with so much growth and positive feedback about our new toy. I’m thrilled to have our efforts recognized by the industry and our peers. I am so passionate about sexual health education, especially for my fellow LGBTQ+ community members, which makes me particularly proud of the ‘LGBT Pleasure Products Company of the Year’ nomination. Thank you, XBIZ, and congratulations to all of the nominees!”

In addition to its pleasure products nominations, Berman Innovations congratulates Aiden Starr for her Fetish Release of the Year nomination for “Lesbian Anal Sex Slaves 2,” in which POPDildo™ was used prominently as a featured main prop. The film, distributed by Evil Angel Video, has been heralded by sales staff and reviewers alike, as being the first film to showcase ‘cum shots’ in all-girl scenes.

“I am so happy for Adien’s work to be recognized with this nomination!” continues Berman. “This was the first movie that POPDildo™ was featured in, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person, performer, or director to have worked with. Aiden has a very unique style, and she showcased another way of using POPDildo™ perfectly. Congratulations!”

Of the film, Justin Rich, Evil Angel’s domestic sales manager, says, “The first release in [Starr’s] series did really well with a potent brew of popular niches — lesbian, plus strap-on, plus anal, plus slave kink. This new one extends that with a special attraction: finally, an all-girl movie has cum shots!”

The impressive cast list for the film features Daisy Ducati, Ziggy Star, Casey Calvert, Sovereign Syre, Kimberly Kane, Yhivi, Skin Diamond, and the director herself. To purchase the film, visit http://popdildo.com/#order-now. A BTS testimonial by performers Sovereign Syre and Casey Calvert, filmed after using POPDildo™, may also be viewed at https://youtu.be/u-2zQA4gGss.

The 15th annual XBIZ Awards will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the spectacular Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and hosted by adult entertainment legend Ron Jeremy. The highly esteemed awards ceremony celebrates the top performers, companies, technology, and products in the adult entertainment industry. For more information, visit http://xbizawards.xbiz.com.

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® (http://TheSemenette.com), 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.

News of The Semenette® experienced its first viral wave soon after its launch, and media attention has not waned about the company’s innovative approach to at-home conception for the LGBT, FTM trans, erectile dysfunction, and serodiscordant communities. US media, including Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Daily Dot, and Women’s Health, as well as dozens of international media outlets, have noted Berman’s impact on the pleasure product market, particularly leading the charge to mix sexual health and pleasure. Berman also appeared on a panel discussion on Huffington Post Live, to share the story behind The Semenette, as well as was profiled in several medical journals.

Recipient of Techie.com’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 Kim@Entrenue.com to place their orders. European retailers interested in carrying POPDildo™ may email kai.gruenenwald@funfactory.com to place their orders. All other international retailers and distributors interested in carrying POPDildo™ may email Stephanie@TheSemenette.com.

For more information, visit http://POPDildo.com. 

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 http://TheSemenette.com and http://POPDildo.com; the company may also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thesemenette, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thesemenette, and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1hfPyVJVLYnxsS4vOcRK1Q.

 

For Retail and Distribution Inquiries, Please Contact:  Stephanie@TheSemenette.com

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Stephanie Berman Nominated for Businesswoman OTY at 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards

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The Semenette® CEO & Inventor of POPDildo™ Recognized by Industry Peers & Colleagues!

Stephanie Berman, CEO and inventor of The Semenette® and POPDildo™ (http://POPDildo.com), 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 XBIZ.net. 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.

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The Semenette® (http://TheSemenette.com), 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 Techie.com’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 Kim@Entrenue.com to place their orders. European retailers interested in carrying POPDildo™ may email kai.gruenenwald@funfactory.com to place their orders. All other international retailers and distributors interested in carrying POPDildo™ may email Stephanie@TheSemenette.com.

For more information, visit http://POPDildo.com.

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 http://TheSemenette.com and http://POPDildo.com; the company may also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thesemenette, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thesemenette, and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1hfPyVJVLYnxsS4vOcRK1Q.

 

For Retail and Distribution Inquiries, Please Contact: Stephanie@TheSemenette.com

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