Lee Harrington July-August Newsletter 2010 (AZ, NV, MN, MD, NJ)

What a wild ride. July is a hot one here in Arizona, but I spent the last few days up in San Francisco working on a writing project and catching up with friends. During that time I had a profound and simple experience around open relationships, tribal systems and proof that our lives are improved by our extended families, check out the article here:

One week ago I hosted the first class in the (L)Earn Your Leather Skills series here in Arizona, a fundraising class series for ArizonaMenOfLeather.org and CARAS.ws, and am delighted to report that we raised over $200 for those charities. The next class in the charity series will be on August 26th, with another each month until early November, on a wide variety of topics:

The anthology call for “Spirit of Desire” is almost filled, but I am still seeking entries for the anthology “Coming to Sir.” This project will dive into our personal and erotic experiences with the word Sir. It is a fundraiser for CARAS (Community-Academic Consortium for Research in Alternative Sexualities) as part of my Arizona LeatherSIR 2010 title:

Life continues to change and evolve, with new events being added, people changing their places in my life, and love evolving. My hope is that my swimming pool will be repaired soon, and that both my body and heart will be swimming again shortly.

I have tons more below- lots of exciting classes, performances and more… read on and stay tuned!

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July and August 2010 Appearances/Classes/Events:

As always you can find complete class descriptions at http://www.PassionAndSoul.com ,
and I am available in select cities below (and nearby) for private classes, sessions, erotic life coaching work, and more on the dates before and after:

Phoenix, Arizona
July 21, Arizona TNG, http://www.tng-az.org/
I am excited to be teaching Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional: Techniques for Pain Processing, for this fantastic 39 and under sexuality group.

Las Vegas, Nevada
July 26-30, Desiree Alliance Conference, http://www.desireealliance.org/
At this conference on sex workers rights, issues, legalities and challenges, I will be presenting on professional domination skills/business tips, appearing on a panel on screening clients, as well as sharing my own tale in sex work entitled “How Much An Hour.”

July 28-29, Reverse Tensionz, http://reversetensionz.blogspot.com/
On that Wednesday night I will be teaching Head Bondage at the Erotic Heritage Museum, and Thursday night they will be hosting me at the Power Exchange as I discuss Erotic Pain Processing techniques. Classes open to the public, 18+

August 4-8, MSDB, http://www.msdb-mn.org/html/parties-etc.htm
Over the course of 5 amazing action packed days I will be teaching Breath Play (Wednesday), Kama Sutra Bondage (Friday), Inner Monsters (Tops), Inner Monsters (Bottoms), Messy Play (all 3 Saturday), Open Hearts/Open Minds, and Safer Magical Sex (Sunday)- wow! You can come to one class, or attend for all of them plus a play party Saturday night, what a wild ride.

Fredrick, Maryland
August 13-15, Delving Into Power, http://passionandsoul.com/educator/power
This three day intensive educational experience for 14 attendees is sold out. The next Delving Into Power weekend with Lee Harrington is scheduled for February 2011 in Seattle, Washington.

Edison, New Jersey
August 20-22, The Floating World, http://www.thefloatingworld.org/
One of the biggest kink educational and play events, this will be my third year teaching, playing, and having a blast at this fantastic event. This year I am teaching Inner Monsters (Tops), Inner Monsters (Bottoms), Age Play and Safer Magical Sex; co-teaching FtM CBT with WinterSong Tashlin, and appearing at the sex magic discussion lounge.

Phoenix, Arizona
August 26, (L)Earn Your Leather Skills AZ, http://passionandsoul.com/azleather
The second in my fundraiser series for ArizonaMenofLeather.org and CARAS.ws, I will be teaching Rope Bondage and the Male Form. $0-30 sliding scale, let’s help raise some funds for these great charities.

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Looking beyond August!

In the next few months I have all kinds of other adventures, classes and intensives planned… am I coming to a city near you soon?
If not, feel free to contact me at Lee@PassionAndSoul.com to see if we can help make it happen. For more up to date information, and for schedule details further into the future, please visit my calendar at:

Pittsburgh, PA; Northern Maryland; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ
South Carolina; Christchurch, New Zealand; Seattle, WA
Chicago, IL; Massachusetts

I also have other plans for 2010 in the works… super secret ninja plans!

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Want more of me? Well, you can keep up with my life, adventures and art at:

Twitter – http://twitter.com/PassionAndSoul
My raw mind, brought to you a few times a day. Sometimes I share links, other times inspirational quotes, and its a great way to keep up with where I am in the world during my travels. It also includes by AudioBoo stream, my audio rambles from the road.

FetLife – http://fetlife.com/users/24336
This amazing erotic adventurer’s networking site is an invaluable tool for me, and I have the “PassionAndSoul Student Lounge” there for people with questions or things they would like sharing from classes they have been to.

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/passionandsoul
I have totally fallen in love with facebook. I have a fan page (search for Lee Harrington) that fans built for me, plus I regularly post pictures, update via my twitter feed, and more!

…and of course my website – http://www.PassionAndSoul.com
My pride and joy- keep up on my calendar, read essays by me, find my artwork, download audio classes, enjoy my books, and so much more!

I look forward to seeing you all in person or online!

With Passion and Soul,
Lee Harrington
Artist, Educator and Shaman


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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