Keynote Speaker: Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington

When a client comes to therapists, educators, or helping professionals around the intersection of kink and spirit, we get to examine why they are coming to YOU. You don’t have to understand the nuances of kink, BDSM, or adventurous sexuality to serve your clientele!

In this presentation we will break down the basics of what gets called kink, as well as the differences between faith, sacred experience, and spiritual paths, allowing us to better serve some of the actual concerns clients might have. There are many ways in which kink mirrors spirituality, spirituality mirrors kink, and consciously combining these two can even help our clients. Whether they have had unexpected sacred moments amidst taboo sexual expression or fear the loss of community if they come “out” as having diverse desires, no two people are the same, so let’s break it down and add nuance to your understanding on these topics. 

Lee Harrington (he/they) is an internationally known sexuality, gender, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. He brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience, having taught over one thousand classes, presentations, and keynotes worldwide since 2001. An award-winning author and editor, his books include Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities, Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond, and Become Your Own Beloved: A Guide to Delighting in Self Connection, among many other titles. You can check out Lee’s adventures, as well as their podcast, tour schedule, free essays, videos, and more at