When fantasy meets reality: Sexual communication in relationships | Mike Anderson | TEDxUMKC

The disclosure of sexual fantasies can play a vital role in both the sexual satisfaction, and relational satisfaction of one’s romantic relationship. This talk explores what sexual fantasies look like, and the possible benefits involved with acting out and communicating one’s favorite or most recurring sexual fantasy.

Mike Anderson received his master’s degree and doctorate in communication studies at the University of Kansas. Mike’s thesis and dissertation both examined the taboo topic of sex in romantic relationships. He has been published in magazines, newspapers, academic books, and academic journals including the Journal of Sex Research. In graduate school he hosted a radio show on KJHK that featured sex and relationship advice. The show was called “Kansas in Heat.” Currently Mike is the host and principle writer of a late night television talk show in Kansas called the Not So Late Show. Since it began in 2011 the show has won several awards. In 2012 Mike was named by Reader’s Digest as the “Most Interesting Character in Small Town America.”

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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