Fran Nowve, also known as Terry Kolb [Edit]

Fran Nowve, also known as Terry Kolb (born May 1943), cofounded The Eulenspiegel Society with Pat Bond in 1971; it was the first BDSM organization founded in the United States. 

Bond placed an ad in Screw magazine in December 1970, reading:

“Masochist? Happy? Is it curable? Does psychiatry help? Is a satisfactory life-style possible? There’s women’s lib, black lib, gay lib, etc. Isn’t it time we put something together?”

The ad also ran in the East Village Other. Fran Nowve, using the name Terry Kolb, was the first person to answer the ad. She got the name Kolb from Jim Kolb, her first sexual partner, who had done heavy SM with her. Nowve and Bond began The Eulenspiegel Society in New York City in 1971, and Nowve came up with its name. It was originally for masochists, but in August 1971 the society’s members voted to include sadists in the organization.

Some of the first few meetings of The Eulenspiegel Society were in Nowve’s apartment.

The Eulenspiegel Society’s ad that ran in Screw and the East Village Other was refused by The Village Voice, as they would not advertise SM. Nowve, Bond, and others picketed The Village Voice due to this. In May 1971, The Village Voice printed Nowve’s piece called “Masochist’s Lib”, which was a position statement for The Eulenspiegel Society and, together with Eulenspiegel’s Creed (mostly written by Bond circa 1973) made up the political platform of The Eulenspiegel Society.

Nowve later moved to Los Angeles where she founded a chapter of The Eulenspiegel Society, though that chapter swiftly ended. She returned to New York City for approximately two years and was again active in The Eulenspiegel Society, before making a final move to the Bay Area. There she came out as bisexual and joined two BDSM groups, the Society of Janus and Samois.

In 1979 at Samois she met Mistress Victoria, also known as Masha, who became her sub and later her Dom.

At one point Jack Jackson was Novwe’s Master; he inspired her to write the BDSM-themed piece “A Night of Loving”, which appeared in The Eulenspiegel Society’s magazine Prometheus, as well as Gallery magazine.


In 2015 Fran Nowve and Pat Bond were inducted together into the Leather Hall of Fame; she was inducted under the name Terry Kolb.