Lee Harrington

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Lee Harrington
BornB. Harrington
(1979-11-28)28 November 1979
Lowell, Massachusetts, US
OccupationSexuality educator, spirituality educator, author, artist

Lee Harrington (born 28 November 1979) is a sexuality and spirituality educator, author, and artist, currently based in Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he began transitioning from female to male in 2007.

Author and educator[edit]

Lee Harrington has had his writing and poetry appear in numerous magazines, anthologies, and books on the subjects of rope bondage, ageplay, spirituality, transgender rights, paganism and erotica. Two of his books, Shibari You Can Use and Playing Well With Others, have won the National Leather Association International's Geoff Mains Non-fiction book award for 2007 and 2012.[1]

He has taught at universities, colleges, BDSM conferences, sacred sexuality events, LGBT resource groups, and one-on-one intensives since 1999. He has designed and presented keynote speeches,[2][3] lecture-based classes, participatory workshops, learning rituals and stage performances across North America, New Zealand,[4] Australia,[5] Germany and England.

Online, Lee Harrington maintains a monthly podcast with Erotic Awakening,[6] and works as an online educator for Kink Academy.[7] He has also appeared on a wide variety of podcasts in guest appearances[8][9][10] and as an erotic storyteller, both on podcasts,[11] and live.[12]

Model and photographer[edit]

From 1999 to 2006, Harrington was an adult film actor, pornographer, and sex blogger. He placed in the 2005 SIGNY Award for Best Bondage Model, and appeared on more than 70 adult websites (including Kink.com), various television appearances (such as Playboy's Sexcetera), and in a variety feature-length adult films.[13][14] In addition, Lee Harrington directed and worked for Knot Nice and also directed and managed his own site, Rope Lover.[15] Lee Harrington continues working as a fine art and erotica photographer[16] and has had his photography featured in a variety of gallery shows.[17]


Books authored[edit]

List of books authored by Harrington: [18]

  • Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities (2012) ISBN 9780937609583
  • Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Path of BDSM and Beyond (2010) ISBN 978-0-557-21176-0
  • The Toybag Guide to Age Play (2007) ISBN 1-890159-73-5
  • Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé (2006) ISBN 978-0-6151-4490-0
  • More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage & Intimate Connection (2015) ISBN 978-0-9778-7275-6
  • Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities (2016) ISBN 978-1-942733-81-2 [19]

Books edited[edit]

List of books authored by Harrington:[18]


Since 2006, Lee Harrington’s work (also appearing under his previous name, Bridgett Harrington) has appeared in various books dedicated to alternative sexuality, transgender rights, paganism, erotica and spirituality, as both an author and photographer. These include:[18]

  • Leather Ever After: An Anthology of Kinky Fairy Tales (2013) ISBN 9781607779285
  • The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge (2012)) ISBN 9781573447799
  • Sacred Power, Holy Surrender: Living a Spiritual Power Dynamic (2011) ISBN 978-0-9828794-2-9
  • A Gift of Maggots: A Devotional for Baphomet (2010)
  • Double Edge: The Intersection of Transgender and BDSM (2010) ISBN 978-0-9828794-0-5
  • Into The Great Below: A Devotional for Inanna and Ereshkigal (2010) ISBN 978-0-9825798-3-1
  • Queen of The Great Below: An Anthology in Honor of Ereshkigal (2010) ISBN 9781453878965
  • Spirals & Shards: Pagan Poetry from the Back of the Heart (2010)
  • Like Tooth and Claw: Shape Shifter Erotica (2009)
  • Trans People in Love (2008) ISBN 9780789035721
  • Fetish Photo Anthology Volume 5 (2008) ISBN 9789080770690
  • Power Exchange Books: Age Play (2008) ISBN 9781934625903
  • Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and The Ordeal Path (2006) ISBN 978-1-84728-892-9


  1. ^ All NLA-I Awards, National Leather Alliance - International, retrieved 2015-06-03
  2. ^ 2010 Keynote, Transcending Boundaries, Inc., retrieved 2013-08-04
  3. ^ Kink LINCS, Kinklincs.org, retrieved 2013-08-04
  4. ^ Bridgett Harrington, southernexposure.gen.nz, retrieved 2013-08-04
  5. ^ Education, DV8House, retrieved 2013-08-04
  6. ^ Erotic Awakening Podcast, Blue Cat Services, retrieved 2013-08-04
  7. ^ Kink Academy Profile, Kink Academy, retrieved 2013-08-04
  8. ^ Kink On Tap 44: Change My Skin, Kink On Tap, retrieved 2013-08-04
  9. ^ Polyamory Weekly 314: Rituals and labels – what carries meaning?, Polyamory Weekly, retrieved 2013-08-04
  10. ^ BDSM - Bondage, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism, VoiceAmerica, retrieved 2013-08-04
  11. ^ RISK! Podcast with Kevin Allison: In My Own Skin, Maximum Fun, retrieved 2013-08-04
  12. ^ Bare! Birthday Blowout, Bare Stories, retrieved 2013-08-04
  13. ^ Bridgett Harrington, AVN Media Network, retrieved 2013-08-04
  14. ^ Bridgett Harrington, definefetish.com, retrieved 2013-08-04
  15. ^ RopeLover, RopeLover.com, retrieved 2013-08-04
  16. ^ Black Book Art, Lee "Bridgett" Harrington, retrieved 2013-08-04
  17. ^ Black Book Art, Lee "Bridgett" Harrington, retrieved 2013-08-04
  18. ^ a b c Books, PassionAndSoul, retrieved 2013-08-04
  19. ^ "Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities (Paperback)". Waterstones. Waterstones. Retrieved 23 January 2017.

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