O&P website and blog,
are where most of my new writing on M/s appears. The IE website will stay
online indefinitely to host the IE Essays and lili's writings.
This page collects links to information about Jon Jacobs, a highly
influential but dangerously predatory individual.
"Jacobs" and his partner "Polly" repeatedly use different online aliases
(which are sometimes made to talk to each other in the same forum, as
"sock puppets") The name "Jon Jacobs" itself may be a play on the children's
"John Jacob Jingleheimer
Schmidt" which deals with multiple or mistaken identities
("John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, / His name is my name too. / Whenever we go
out, / The people always shout / There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt!")
and "Polly Peachum" is a character in both the 18th century
"Beggar's Opera" and 20th century "Threepenny Opera"
(in which her father is J. J. Peachum, and her lover is
Mack the Knife.)
Jacobs' online activity can be divided into 6 approximate phases:
use of dial-in bulletin board systems, including SOBnet (part of
Fido-net) in the 1980's; use of
Compuserve forums until the early to mid-1990's; participation in lengthy TPE
debates in alt.sex.bondage until 1996; participation in private email lists
c1997-1999 - in particular, via Polly, the Latches mailing list;
co-moderation / control of the ISO-TPE-Partners mailing list May 2000 - Jan
2001; retreat into a private Smartgroup, under his own direct control, Jan
2001 to his death on 14th November 2004.
From about 1996, Jacobs also published via his Submissive Women Speak
website, and in 2000 ran various chatrooms on irc.slavecamlive.com, and then
on irc.bondage.com in 2001.
- Submissive Women
(submissivewomenspeak.com went offline early in 2003, but came back in
October as submissivewomenspeak.net)
Jacobs' own website, which has recently become an independent site
rather than a subsection of Gloria
Brame's. The bulk of the writings are under the names "Polly
Peachum", "Countess Velveeta" and "Rosie".
Jacobs' and his submissive (who it is convenient to call Polly)
maintain the fiction that these are separate individuals,
when in fact they are all Polly.
posts to alt.sex.bondage c.1995-6
Re: The Abbreviated JJ
- a summary of his position in December 1995.
- Submissives Co-Op
A reality-based TPE site, with several contributors who had previous
dealings with Jacobs. The site includes several essays discussing him
by Karl Kleinpaste
Critical comments from Kleinpaste in 1999.
- A negative experience with Jacob's counselling from 1997.
- "Jon Jacobs
& Polly Peachum: Marketing the Myth of Reality" by
- A personal ad site which claims to be for a submissive called
"Molly" However, interested Doms are requested to contact
Jacobs. "Molly's" site is notable for containing a copyright
violation against Internal Enslavement:
Absolute Power Exchange is a word for word copy of
Enslavement (In some ways I am saddened to see Jacobs and his
followers reduced to plagiarism these days, but I am not altogether
- Another personal ad site which claims to be for a submissive called
Riki. Jacobs uses the address firstname.lastname@example.org and this site
features one of Jacobs' tell-tale money making ploys: the submissive
needs money for medical treatment, and can only be approached
Gloria Brame's report of Jacobs' death
- Jacobs' died on Sunday, November 14th after a long illness. I wrote
a brief obituary on the IE website
a few days later.
Last updated 2 December 2004.