Lesbian Invention Allows Same-Sex Female Couple To Become Pregnant Without The Need For Lab Assistance

By @vitthernandez on
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(IN PHOTO) U.S. Navy Counselor 1st Class Luz Bautista, 30, who is four-months pregnant, (R) prepares dinner with her fiancee U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandra Schwartz, 24, at their home in San Diego, California September 21, 2011. The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law, which prevented serving US military personnel from disclosing that they were gay, was abolished Tuesday. However, the military does not recognize same-sex marriage, and same-sex couples do not have the same benefits, or protection from being posted separately that heterosexual married couples in the military have. Bautista is being posted to Illinois for three years on Monday. The couple plans to pass the new baby to each other every few months, so she bonds with both mothers. But Bautista doesn't know when it will be possible for her to live with Alejandra and their six-year-old daughter Destiny again. Picture taken September 21, 2011. Reuters

The Semenette, a dildo that could ejaculate sperm, allows same-sex female couples to get pregnant via artificial insemination without the assistance of a laboratory. Besides saving lesbian couples thousands of dollars, the sex toy makes the insemination a part of their intimacy.

The inventor of Semenette is Stephanie Berman, a lesbian who realised the few ideal options left for same-sex female couples to conceive at home. At that time besides IVF, the available options were a turkey baster or a needle-less syringe.

Being a dildo, the Semenette is shaped like a male reproductive organ with a side tube that is squeezed for the release of the semen. Berman, whose family owns a company that specialises in assisted reproduction, experimented until she was able to come up with a prototype that she and her wife tried.

According to Berman’s Web site, the Semenette does not come with liquid when they buy it at $140. Couples would still need to get their hands on semen on their own and load it into the dildo, reports Huffington Post.

“The best part of our story is that after two attempts with the Semenette, we found out that my wife was pregnant. It was at that moment I realized I had a product that not only felt good, but actually worked,” quotes the New York Post.

The couple now have a baby daughter, while Berman’s company – Berman Innovations – is coming up with an update on the Semenette that will be not look like a male penis and even come in non-realistic colours for couples “who are less interested in replicating the presence of a male in the process.”

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