New York, NY, January 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The emotional toll the disease has, not only on the individual, but on her relationships as well. Over the years most of the fund-raising focus has been centered on the quest for a cure, but Lyle Benjamin, former publisher of “Relationships Today” magazine, wants start tipping the scales to devote more time, energy and resources to the 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Benjamin correctly points out that “breast cancer is not just physically devastating, but it can damage and destroy intimate relationships as well.” Dr. Murillo, herself a breast cancer survivor, writes on WebMD, that “ … it's not just the emotional communications that can go awry. Very often the separation starts in the bedroom as breast cancer affects a couple's intimate life.”
"Women connect their breasts with their sexuality and their femininity in a way that is not typical of any other cancer," says Nelson. Breast cancer can cause a woman to feel that her partner will be turned off and her sex life will be damaged forever. She may even think that she might not want to make love ever again. The end result may be that she pulls away from her partner at a time when sharing a physical connection may be just what both partners need to heal emotionally from the devastating effects of the disease.
The experts say to help solve, or even prevent, these problems, couples need to keep the lines communication open and be as specific as possible about what you need. And it is precisely in this area, that Benjamin has created the solution to this problem: “Romantic Journey: An Intimate Evening Just for Two!” is a unique board game based on the twin principles of Psychology and Karma that takes a couple on an exciting and thrilling exploration of themselves and their partner – layer by layer, level by level – while breaking down barriers and walls that life has erected that prevent people from truly achieving bliss within their relationships. The game allows both partners to be equally romantic during the course of play, where the winner gets to have their ideal romantic journey fulfilled by their partner at a later date.
Benjamin is donating a percentage of revenue, up to $150,000, from the sale of his games to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Susan G. Komen “Pink” program in support of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of women with breast cancer. Additionally, he is working to partner with companies like Victoria’s Secret, Godiva Chocolates, Hallmark Cards, Match.com, TheKnot.com, and others to do “Relationship Bundling” with Romantic Journey and their products, and for these companies to donate as well.
Additionally, Benjamin is spearheading “Romantic Karma” a donation program where people purchase Romantic Journey and give the game to someone that has breast cancer. The game comes to them gift-wrapped with a custom Romantic Journey Greeting Card. The beauty of the program is that -- out of the blue – a woman gets the perfect healing gift that she and her partner can enjoy over and over again.
“Romantic Journey: An Intimate Evening Just for Two!” is available at select retailers, Amazon.com, and through www.RomanticJourney.Us for $39.95 (plus $8.95 S&H).
Romantic Karma In Action
Before playing Romantic Journey, the Host sends an invitation (included in with the game or by a soon to be released app) to their Guest that sets the date, time and mood for playing the game. Then when they sit down to play, before starting, each player writes down on a card what they want to receive from their partner as their ideal romantic journey if they win the game. The card is kept secret until the end of the game. And in keeping with the Karmic theme, it has to be something that the other person is willing and able to do. So if they can’t afford dinner in Paris, then it should be dinner in a French restaurant.
The genius of the game is in the psychology as you move deeper through the mansion and strip away barriers, both literally and figuratively … the game takes the couple on a fun and satisfying journey through foreplay and beyond … areas that most couple tread lightly through or avoid completely on their quest for the final destination.
According to Benjamin, “It doesn’t really matter whether you win or lose. You win by just playing the game. And if you do win the game, you actually win twice! Once when you play and a second time when you get your Romantic Journey wish fulfilled by your partner at a later date!”