SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Dana Gardner, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

Debut novelist and National Speaker explores the Psychology of Sexual Fantasy

In the cautionary tale, Cuba After Dark, B. White shows us why the forbidden so erotic.

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new novel as well as a blog by debut author, B. White, explores the psychology of sexual fantasy. While the book, Cuba After Dark, explores fantasy through its two fictional characters, Don and Carrie Nightengale, the blog, The Psychology of Sexual Fantasy, takes a different approach -- an intellectual look at why people need fantasies.

As part of the book's launch, White is encouraging both men and women to start talking about their sexual fantasies. On Twitter, and on his Facebook page, where his book is already "liked" by nearly 4-thousand people, White is calling for individuals to start dialoguing about just how far an individual should go to give his/her lover what s/he wants. This is something even researches haven't yet been able to pin point.

"I often wondered if the consequence of taking action on a sexual fantasy would be more severely damaging than not taking that action," says White. "That thought turned into Cuba After Dark."

Not since Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who brought sex "out of the bedroom," has sex been such a popular topic, thanks in part to the breakthrough work of best selling author, Esther Perel and her book, Mating in Captivity. Perel asks some of the same questions put forth in White's new sexual fantasy, including, "Why is the forbidden so erotic?"

White shows us why in his cautionary tale, Cuba After Dark. This fascinating story brings the reader to a mysterious sex-fueled cabaret in the catacombs of an ancient slave castle in Cubawhere budding hotelier, husband and father, Don Nightengale, offers couples an erotic fantasy for their benchmark 40th Birthdays. The fantasy - or risk -- played out in Cuba After Dark: Is this what men really want?, is the menage a trois. "I wanted to write a novel that takes a look at the desires of both sexes," White said. Studies have shown that fantasies of a threesome are among the top five most common male fantasies and among the top 10 for women. While White's novel is about sexual risk, it's truly a tale of the psychology of playing that risk out. "My novel looks at what happens when one partner wants to push the boundaries of sexuality and the other does not. It asks an important question -- how much can we really ask of the person we love?"

White's erotic tale is a fictional account of the scientific research that suggests that if the fantasy is something in which both partners are interested then it's fine to play out that sexual fantasy. But, if the fantasy is something about which one partner "is not accepting, then the person has to decide between his sexual preference and his marriage," says David Barlow, director of the Sexuality Research Program at the State University of New York.

In his blog, which will launch in next two weeks, White will continue to look at the intellectual side of sexual fantasy, exploring the current research and sparking the conversation. "I want to talk about the paradox of being human: we want adventure while at the same time we want and need security in monogamous relationships." Perel similarly explains that as humans, men and women have a need for security, predictability, safety, dependability, reliability and permanence. "But we also have an equally strong need ... for adventure, for novelty, for risk, for danger, for the unknown, for the unexpected," says Perel.

B. White, a national speaker, insurance executive and former restaurateur, was raised in New York City and grew up with a passion for the hospitality business. After college, he traveled through Europe with a punk rock band where he experienced a unique inside perspective to club life, chronicling his stories of late night debauchery through a journal. In the late 90s, he made his imaginative stories come alive and opened two restaurants,Pierrot Bistro and Donna Bella's, in New York City's East Village. A combination of all the above set the tone for Cuba After Dark. White lives in Westchester County, New York with his wife and three children.

Cuba After Dark is available for download through Amazon on Kindle, Nook, iBook, Smashwords and is also available for purchase on-line as a paperback. For more information or interviews, please contact, Cari Shane at [email protected].

Photos:
http://www.prlog.org/12278630 

SOURCE Cuba After Dark

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
In his session at WebRTC Summit, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at creating interactive communications via the web by adding messaging, file transfer, and group communication (group chat and audio/video conferencing) into the web experience. He will also discuss potential applications of this technology in areas including B2B, B2C, P2P, and gaming. Peter Dunkley is Technical Director at Acision. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in ...
What if, during a snow emergency, an on-the-ground sensor could automatically trigger a relevant emergency notification related to snowfall and road impact. And then, after it’s triggered, that notification is delivered intelligently to individuals based on an extensive set of rules designed to alert the most available and capable responders. This “what if” question about “smart highways” is short-sighted. We are already there, and we are only getting started. While mainstream attention is pai...
There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that a...
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist of Cloud Services at VMware, will review the changes that the cloud computing industry has gone through over the last five years and share insights into what the next five will bring. He will chronicle the challenges enterprise companies are facing as they move to the public cloud. He will delve into the “Hybrid Cloud” space and explain why every CIO should consider ‘hybrid cloud’ as part of their future strategy to a...
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
Avnet, Inc. has announced that it ranked No. 4 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. Avnet was recognized for the development of an innovative cloud-based training system that serves as the foundation for Avnet Academy – the company’s education and training organization focused on technical training around top IT vendor technologies. The development of this system allowed Avnet to quickly expand its IT-related training capabilities around...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...
A new definition of Big Data & the practical applications of the defined components & associated technical architecture models This presentation introduces a new definition of Big Data, along with the practical applications of the defined components and associated technical architecture models. In his session at Big Data Expo, Tony Shan will start with looking into the concept of Big Data and tracing back the first definition by Doug Laney, and then he will dive deep into the description of 3V...
Why does developer experience matters, what makes for a great developer experience and what is the relationship between developer experience and the broader field of user experience? Software developers are gaining more influence over the purchase decisions of technologies with which they must build on and with which they must integrate. For example, the success of Amazon Web Services, Heroku and MongoDB has been driven primarily by individual software developers choosing to use these tools, ra...
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization's assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? In...
Chuck Piluso will present a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Speaker Bio: Prior to Data Storage Corporation (DSC), Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of ...
There are lots of challenges in IoT around secure, scalable and business friendly infrastructure for enterprises. For large corporations, IoT implementations are one of the top priorities of the decade. All industries are seeing a competitive need to sustain by investing in IoT initiatives. The value addition comes from improved customer service, innovative product and additional revenue streams. The data from these IP-connected devices can be leveraged for a variety of business applica...