University CV

Updated January 2020


Published Books


Harrington, Lee. and Fenix-Kulystin, Tai. (Ed.) (2018) Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries. Anchorage, AK: Mystic Productions Press.
Harrington, Lee (2016). Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities. Anchorage, AK: Mystic Productions Press.
Harrington, Lee (2015). On Starry Thighs: Sensual and Sacred Poetry. Anchorage, AK: Mystic Productions.
Harrington, Lee (2015). More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage and Intimate Connection. Anchorage, AK: Mystic Productions.
Harrington, Lee and Williams, Mollena (2012). Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities. Oakland, CA: Greenery Press.
Harrington, Lee (Ed.) (2010). Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink. Lynnwood, WA: Mystic Productions. [Reprint – 2016].
Harrington, Lee (2009). Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond. Lynnwood, WA: Mystic Productions. [2nd Edition – 2016].
Harrington, Lee (Ed.) (2009). Rope, Bondage, and Power. Las Vegas, NV: Nazca Plains Corporation.
Harrington, Lee (2008). The Toybag Guide to Age Play. Oakland, CA: Greenery Press.
Harrington, Lee “Bridgett” (2006). Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé. Lynnwood, WA: Mystic Productions. [2nd Edition – 2015].
Harrington, Bridgett (1998). The Intimacy of Sacredness: A Journey towards the Divine. Olympia, WA: Evergreen State College.

Select Published Essays and Articles

Harrington, Lee (2016). Porn, Swing Clubs, and Bath Houses. In Brown, Michael Eric (Ed.), A Herstory of Transmasculine Identities: An Annotated Anthology. Miami, FL: Boundless Endeavors.
Harrington, Lee (2014). “Getting Out There: Exploring Sexuality Communities.” In Germain, Shanna (Ed.), As Kinky As You Want To Be: Your Guide to Safe, Sane and Smart BDSM. Berkley, CA: Cleis Press.
Harrington, Lee (2014). “Interview with Lee Harrington.” In Tashlin, Del and Kaldera, Raven (Ed.), Mastering Mind: Dominants with Mental Illness and Neurological Dysfunction. Hubbardston, MA: Alfred Press.
Harrington, Lee (2012). “A Romp On the Wild Side: Erotic Human Animal Role Playing.” In Taormino, Tristan (Ed.), The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge. Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press.
Harrington, Lee and Fyre, Aiden (2011). “Of Mastery and Service; Of Slavery and Service; Called Deeper: Divine Service Through Ownership.” In Kaldera, Raven (Ed.), Sacred Power, Holy Surrender. Hubbardston, MA: Alfred Press.
Harrington, Lee (2010). “From Trash to Tribute.” In Addams, Ruth (Ed.), A Gift of Maggots. Hubbardston, MA: Asphodel Press.
Harrington, Lee (2008). “Between Shows.” In T. O’Keefe and K. Fox (Ed.), Trans People in Love. New York City, NY: Routledge.
Harrington, Lee “Bridgett” (2008). “A Pony Away: A true story of Human Equine Play.” Kink-E Magazine, AU, 19/Summer 2008.
Harrington, Bridgett (2006). “The Many Paths of Earthly Bondage: Bondage as a Tool Towards Spiritual Release.” In R. Kaldera (Ed.), Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and the Ordeal Path. Hubbardston, MA: Asphodel Press.

Teaching Experience

I have had the pleasure of doing more than 800 lectures and educational appearances internationally and across all 50 states for universities, LGBT centers, non-academic sexuality and spirituality conferences, and sexuality resource and identity groups. I am providing a sampling here for your perusal. For a complete listing of my lecturing, teaching and discussion facilitation experience, please visit my website:

Harrington, L. (October, 2020). “Ropes Entwined: A Journey Into Connection, Energy, and Power.” RopCraft. Austin, TX.
Harrington, L. (September, 2020). “Negotiating Well With Others… and Yourself!” Oz Kink Fest Weekend. Melbourne, Australia.
Harbison, K., Harrington, L., Patterson, A., Rose, D., and Wright, S. (June, 2018). “Finding the Right Fit: Alternative Sexuality Communities.” AASECT (American Association for Sexuality Educators, Councilors, and Therapists) Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Harrington, L. (2019, March). “Designing and Presenting Trans Education Classes.” Trans Alaska Summit. Anchorage, AK.
Harringotn L. and Smith, O. (2018, November). “Transgender Care and Awareness for Health Education Theory and Practice.” University of Alaska Anchorage. Anchorage, AK.
Harrington, L. and Magnetek, M. (2018, September). “Transgender Awareness and Affirming Care.” Kenai Peninsula College. Homer, AK.
Harrington, L. (2018, July). “Reclaiming Our Pleasure Rights: Exploring Sexuality for Trans* Folk and Their Lovers.” Thunder in the Mountains Conference. Denver, CO.
Harrington, L. (2018, April). “The Queerness of Magic, the Magic of Queerness.” Raven’s Wing Magical Company. Oakland, CA.
Redeker, A. and Harrington, L. (2018, February): Introduction to “As One” Opera at Voth Hall. Anchorage Opera. Anchorage, AK.
Harrington, L., O’Hana, S., Lennon, L., Smith, O. (2018, January). “Aspects of Affirming Healthcare for Trans People: Social and Emotional Wellness.” Alaska Health Summit. Anchorage, AK.
Harrington, L. (2017, April). “Our Intimate Selves: Examining Sex, Gender, Orientations, and Relationships.” University of Alaska Anchorage. Anchorage, AK.
Harrington, L. (2017, April). Intimacy, Connection, and Inter-Community Consciousness. BeachBind II Conference, Negril, Jamaica.
Harrington, L. (2017, February). “Leather Sex, Spirit, and Identity.” Toronto Bound Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Harrington, L. (2016, August). Keynote Speech: “Forgiveness and Making Changes as Sexual Athletes.” GWNN Conference, Austin, TX.

Harrington, L. (2016, February). “The Call Beyond Equals: Understanding and Exploring Dominance and Submission.” Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Harrington, L. (2015, October). “Our Intimate Selves: Examining Sex, Gender, Orientation, Intimacy, Relationship Styles and Sexual Behavior.” Sex Down South Sexuality and Anti-Oppression Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Harrington, L. (2015, October). “Power Exchange, Exergy Exchange: Conscious Inequality, Dominance and Submission.” Billings Public Library, Billings, MT.
Harrington, L. (2015, March). “Diverse Identities: Sex, Gender and Sexuality.” University of Alaska in Anchorage, Anchorage, AK.
Harrington, L. (2015, February). “Elemental Bondage: Rope for Energetic, Spiritual and Magical Connection.” School for Erotic Mysteries, London, England.
Harrington, L. (2014, March). “Cutting and Kink: Examining Self Injury, Body Modification and BDSM”. Sexuality Awareness Week, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Harrington, L. (2013, November). “Cupcakes with Sex Nerds: Examining Sexological Research Studies.” The Geeky Kink Event, Piscataway, NJ.
Harrington, L. (2013, July-September). Organization and Moderation of 3-Class Panel Series on Spirituality and Alternative Sexuality. TES (The Eulenspeigel Society), New York, NY.
Harrington, L. (2013, April). Keynote Speech: “Fair Energetic Exchange: Destigmatizing the Needs of Community Leaders, Presenters and Volunteers.” Kink LINCS (Leadership Inspiration Networking Community and Success) Conference, Seattle, MA.
Harrington, L. (2013, April). “Be Yourself or Someone Else: An Introduction to Erotic Roleplaying.” University of Minnesota ASKEW (Alternative Sexuality and Kink Education Workshops) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Harrington, A. RN and Harrington, L. (2013, April). “Sexy Safer Sex.” Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.
Harrington, L. (2013, February). Sacred Kink 3-Day Initiatory Intensive. Bay Area Sacred Kink, Santa Clara, CA.
Harrington, L. and Williams, M. (2012, November). “Playing Well With Others: An Alternative Sexuality Community Primer.” University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Harrington, L. (2012, October). Delving Into Power 3-Day Relationships Intensive. Perspectives on Power, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Harrington, L. (2012, September). “Shifting In Our Open Hearts: Transitions and Challenges in Polyamory.” Open Love NY, New York, New York, NY.
Harrington, L. (2012, February). “Finding Your Unique Voice as an Educator.” Ivy Leagues Queer Universities Conference (IVYQ), Brown University, Providence, RI.
Harrington, L. (2011, June). “Dionysus Rising Teaching Ritual.” Fusion Conference, Darlington, MD.
Harrington, L. (2011, February). “From to Tats: Traversing Sex Politics in the First Person.” The Cinch, Dublin, Ireland.

Lee giving the Keynote Speech at Transcending Boundaries Conference 2010
Lee giving the Keynote Speech at Transcending Boundaries Conference 2010

Harrington, L. (2010, November). Keynote Speech: “Growing Beautiful Gardens at the Intersections: From Complex Ecosystems to Interstitial Collaboration.” Transcending Boundaries Conference, Worcester, MA.
Harrington, L. and SwitchMe (2010, November). “Effective Speaking and Presentation Skills.” Alternative Lifestyles Presenter Skills Education Conference, Chicago, IL.
Harrington, L. (2010, July). “How Much An Hour: A Journey Through Sex Work in America and Beyond.” Desiree Alliance Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Harrington, L. (2010, April). From “TNG to KOBRAS: Examining Age-Based Groups within Kink Communities.” Leather Leadership Conference, Detroit, MI.
Harrington, L. and Hartley, N. (2010, February). “You’re Hot When You’re You.” Winter Wickedness Conference, Adventures in Sexuality, Columbus, Ohio.
Harrington, L. (2009, November). “Creature on a Quest, One Individual’s Search for tory. Transformed Self, Gasworks, Melbourne, Australia.
Harrington, L. and MorpheusNYC (2009, May). “Cutting and Kink: Transformations of Self-Mutilation into Erotic Play and Body Modification.” American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists 2009 National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Harrington, L. (2009, February). “Binding Intentions: The Art of Rope Magic.” PantheaCon Spirituality Conference, San Jose, CA.
Harrington, L. and Kaldera, R. (2008, August). “Gender Variance in Spirit Workers and Modern Shamanic Practitioners.” Spirit Worker Intentional Gathering, Hubbardston, MA.
Harrington, L. (2008, May). “Turning Ties Inward: Finding your Path and Desires in/with Rope Bondage.” ShibariCon International Japanese Rope Bondage Symposium, Chicago, IL.
Harrington, L. (2008, May). Keynote Speech: “Harnessing Courage: Walking Your Path of Erotic Authenticity.” Ohio SMartFest, Cleveland, OH.
Harrington, L. (2008, March). “Fleshing it Out: Sacred and Profane Body Modifications.” Dark Odyssey: Winter Fire Sexuality and Spirituality Conference, Washington, D.C.
Harrington, L. (2008, February). “Reclaiming our Pleasure Rights: Sexuality, Psychology, and Ecstasy for Individuals Outside the Gender Binary and Their Lovers.” TNG4 (The Next Generation), Santa Clara, CA.
Harrington, L. (2008, January). “What’s Leather Got to Do With It? Leather Identity, Fetish, Sex and Soul.” Arizona Power Exchange, Phoenix, AZ.
Harrington, L. “Bridgett” (2007, September). “Femme FTM: Drag Queens, GirlyBoys, Men in Skirts, and Feminine Transmen.” Gender Odyssey, Seattle, WA.
Harrington, L. “Bridgett” (2007, June). “Meeting Our Needs: Exploring “Alternative” Relationship Structures.” Ho’olaule’a BDSM No Ka Oi in conjunction with Hawai’i Pacific Alternative Lifestyles, Honolulu, HI.
Harrington, L. “Bridgett” (2007, February). “What Labels Give Us, What Labels Take Away: The Power of Gender and Sexual Identity Labels.” Hartford Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, Hartford, CT.
Harrington, L. (2007, February). “Erotic Macramé: Creative Decorative Bondage.” Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA.
Harrington, B. “Lee” (2006, December). “Taking the Lead: Human Pony, Puppy and Animal Owning/Training.” Sydney Leather Pride, Sydney, Australia.
Harrington, B. “Lee” (2006, November). “Beyond Bowed Heads: Rituals for Dominance and submission.” Southern Exposure National BDSM Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Harrington, B. (2006, September). Keynote Speech: “Getting to Hot: Safety, Communication and Negotiation.” Austin Ropecraft Symposium, Austin, TX.
Harrington, B. (2006, April). “BDSM 101: An Introduction to Creative Sexual Exploration and Play.” Reed College, Portland, OR.
Hartley, J., Harrington, B. and Williams, J. (2006, January). “From Night Monsters to Midnight Fantasies – Vampire in Modern Mythology.” Arisia Science Fiction Convention, Boston, MA.
Harrington, B. (2004, November). “Who Needs a Top? Self-Bondage and Auto-Erotic Play.” Conversio Verium, Columbia University, New York City, NY.
Harrington, B. (2004, May). “Take My Breath Away – Breath and Air Flow Play.” TESFest ’04, The Eulenspeigel Society, New York, NY.
Albert, J. and Harrington, B. (1998, August). “Hands on Rope Corsets and Sensual Binding.” Temple of Atonement, BurningMan, Black Rock City, NV.


B.A., Arts Administration and Cultural Studies, 2000, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
20 years of gender, sexuality, and relationships conference attendance totaling over 1500 hours of unaccredited continuing education.


Honors and Awards

2016 – National Leather Association – International Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award: “More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage and Intimate Connection.”
2014 – GRUEvy Award Carolina
2013 – National Leather Association – International Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award: “Playing Well With Others: Discovering, Exploring, and Navigating the BDSM, Kink, and Leather Communities.”
2013 – Nerdvert of Honor 2013 – The Geeky Kink Event
2010 – GRUEvy Award – Connecticut GRUE
2009 – Arizona Leather SIR 2010 – Arizona Men of Leather
2007 – National Leather Association – International Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award: “Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé”

Association Memberships

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities
Free Speech Coalition
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
World Professional Association of Transgender Health

Sexuality and Academia Related Professional Experience

2009-Current: Podcast host for Passion And Soul podcast and Erotic Awakening podcast
2006-Current: Guest sexuality and relationships expert and commentator for articles, podcasts and other media
2005-Current: Consultant for various academic bodies and sexuality organizations
1994-Current: Published and gallery showing photographer known for spiritual and sexually themed work
1995-Current: Published poet known for spiritual and sexually themed work
1998-Current: Erotic-themed performance and installation artist

Interviews and Podcasts

Sexuality education is often a grass roots attempt to reach out to the every-person, and thus included here are samples of newspaper interviews and podcasts that bring the ideas of sexual diversity to the masses who choose not to, or are unable to visit therapists, counselors, or attend classes. For further examples, please see

Lupine, E. (2018, January). Spirituality, Religion, and BDSM: An Interview with Lee Harrington. The Evie Lupine Show.
Woodward, T., Dr. (2017, December). The Healthcare of Transgender Patients. Line One, Alaska Public Media.
Sabrina, C. (2016, September). Conversations on Gender, Identity, and Experience with Lee Harrington. Changes in Latitude.
Harper, S., MD (2016, August). Transgender, Paganism, Incarceration, and Ally-ship. All Acts of Love and Pleasure Radio.
Tara Lee, M. (2015, July 23). “Gender and Trans Talk with Lee Harrington.” Eros Evolution on OM Times Radio.
Krassakova, G. (2014, May 8). “Consent, Kink, Faith and Negotiation.” Wyrd Ways Radio.
Allison, K. (2013, February 25). “The Best of Risk! #4, The Other Side of the Story.” RISK! Podcast.
Cunning, M. (2012, April 6). “Rituals and Labels: What Carries Meaning.” Polyamory Weekly.
Handlers, L. (2010, September 16). “Is Kink Perverted or Holy?” Tantra Café.
Shaw, A. (2009, November 24). “Harrington’s Way.” MCV – Melbourne, Australia.
Chun, G. (2007, April 27). “Shibari with Spice: An Artist and Author Teaches Japanese Rope Bondage.” Honolulu Star Bulletin.


Provided upon request.


Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” and "Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond," among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001. Welcome to his world, and your chance to expand your mind and heart alike.

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