” The position of the tower Slave, in which Vika now knelt, differs from that of a free woman only in the position of the wrists which are held before her and, when not occupied, crossed as though for binding. A free woman’s wrists are never so placed. The position of the Pleasure Slave, incidentally, differs from the position of both the free woman and the tower Slave. The hands of the Pleasure Slave normally rest upon her thighs but, in some cities, for example Thentis, I believe, they are crossed behind her. More significantly, for the free woman’s may also rest upon her thighs, there is a difference in the placement of the knees. In all these kneeling positions incidentally, even that of the Pleasure Slave, the Gorean woman carries herself well; her back is straight and her chin is high. She tends to be vital and beautiful to look upon.”
[Priest Kings of Gor]
Archive for Gorean slave positions (BtB)
[Originally written on Jan 20, 2012]
” ‘Stay, Feiqa.’
‘Yes, Master,’ she said.
She would now keep her place, kneeling, as she was,
until a free person might permit her to move.”
[Mercenaries of Gor, P52]
This position, although similar to “Bound by a Master’s Will”, differs from the aspect that it commands the girl to stay as, and where, she currently is… whereas “Bound by a Master’s Will” commands the girl to a specific position or condition.. for example.. “Bound by a Master’s Will to silence” .. “Bound by a Master’s will to bara position.
[This post was originally written by karimah on January 10, 2012]
“He looked me over. I blushed, under Gorean appraisal, I only wore my tether.
‘Stand as a slave.’ he said. I stood beautifully, back straight, head high, belly sucked in , hip turned. No woman can stand more beautifully than as a Gorean slave girl.
‘Excellent,’ said Ladle tender, smacking his lips
‘Master is pleased,’ I said.
‘Yes,’ he said
‘The slave too, is then pleased,’ I said.”
[Slave Girl of Gor, P249]
The slave stands with back straight, chin lifted, stomach pulled taut and (usually left) hip turned. A variation of this is also to sometimes have the toe of left foot pointed.
[This post was originally written by karimah on January 10, 2012]
” ‘Nestle,’ I told her.
‘Yes, Master,’ she said.
She nestled obediently in the crook of my left arm.
[Explorers of Gor, P279]
This position is only referred to the once from what i could see. It is open to interpretation, but for the most part, it is performed online with the girl positioning herself in the Master’s lap usually turned sideways so that the side of body presses against the Master’s torso, her legs draped over his, as she almost snuggles or cuddles back into the crook of the Master’s left arm.
[This post was originally written on January 6, 2012 – and posted for the first time today]
” In inspection position one such as she would
normally be stripped, and standing with her feet
spread, and her hands clasped either behind the
back of her neck, or behind her head. In this way
the breasts are lifted nicely, and, given the position
of the hands, one has no interference to one’s vision,
and, similarly, one may, perhaps walking about her,
test her for firmness, and for vitality, and such things. ”
[Swordsmen of Gor, p16]
See also ‘Examination Position‘. Inspection and Examination positions are the same, and both are introduced in the more recent books of Gor. These positions actually now officially describe the old onlinism of ‘Display’.
” `Kneel to be coffled,’ said one of the men.
The girls knelt, closely, one behind the other,
there were six wrist rings on the chain he carried.
placed the girl who had been whipped by Lady
Sabina first in the coffle line. `Left wrist coffle,’ he said.
They lifted their left wrists, frightened. Interestingly,
the man snapping the wrist rings on the girls’ left wrists
did not put the first girl in the first ring, but the second.
When the four maids were coffled there was, thus, an
empty wrist ring both at the head and rear of the line.
`Stand, Slaves,’ said the man. `Lower chain.’ The girls
stood. Then, ordered, they lowered their wrists. They
were then in line, standing, coffled.”
[Slave Girl of Gor, p127]
In this position, girls usually kneel in nadu unless instructed otherwise. The actual position is performed in 3 stages. The girls kneel to the coffle. Then at the command they raise their wrists (left usually) to the coffle so that cuffs may be attached to their wrists.. some coffles may run from collar to collar rather then wrist to wrist. Then on the next command, their wrists still raised, they will stand in the coffle until given the command to lower their wrists.
” A girl who is commanded to make slave lips,
or who receives the command, ‘Slave lips,’ must
form her mouth for kissing. She then, commonly,
is not permitted to break this lip position until
either she kisses or is kissed. Needless to say,
a girl cannot speak when her lips are in the unbroken,
fully-pursed slave-lips position. The command which
commonly follows the ‘Slave-lips’ command is, ‘Please me’. ”
[Blood Brothers of Gor, P111]
This is often used by Masters in a playful way to hush and over-excited and chatty girl.. leaving her to sit with lips pursed ready for his kiss in silence, while he happily continues to speak to do what he was doing, usually with a smile of amusement playing over his lips. To assume this position, the girl remains as she is, simply pursing her lips together ready for kissing, and tilts her chin slightly upwards presenting her lips to the Master for easy accessibility.
“‘Spread your knees,’ he said,
‘kneel straight, back on your heels, head up,
palms of your hands down on your thighs.’
The slave began to tremble.
‘Head up!’ he said. ‘Do you wish to be put in
a high collar, to keep your head up?’
‘No, Master,’ she said, quickly.
Such collars are common with Kur pets.
They are also used from time to time in slave training.
‘Do you know in what position you have been placed?’ he asked.
Certainly this was a rhetorical question, for she would have
learned this position in the pleasure cylinder, and Cabot,
himself, in the pleasure cylinder, near Lake Fear, and elsewhere,
had put her in it often enough.
‘The position of a Gorean pleasure slave,’ she said. ”
[Kur of Gor, P662-663]
“Suddenly one fellow said, sharply, ‘Position!’
Instantly, reflexively, Iole and Alcinoë, frightened,
knelt, back on their heels, knees spread, back straight,
head up, looking ahead, neither to the left or right,
the palms of their hands down, firmly, on their thighs.”
[Mariners of Gor, P299]
” Cabot had then fed her by hand, she in primary slave position,
and with her knees spread, as she was that sort of slave.
He also, in hand-feeding her, had required that she keep her
hands, palms down, firmly, on her thighs.”
[Kur of Gor, P400]
In the recent books Norman introduces alternative names for the position of nadu.. ‘1st position’, ‘primary position’, ‘position of gorean pleasure slave’. In Book 29, “Swordsmen of Gor” he also states variations to the position.
Variations, of course, occur. Sometimes, perhaps in markets, the girl will kneel with her wrists crossed behind her, as though bound, or will have her hands clasped behind the back of her head, or the back of her neck. This lifts the breasts, nicely.
[Swordsmen of Gor, P181]
” In this discipline the female is forbidden human speech. She is also forbidden human posture, in the sense that she is not allowed to rise to her feet. Her locomotion, unless commanded to roll, or put under similar commands, suitable for a pet, will be on all fours. Her food will be thrown to her, or put in pans on the ground. In either case, she must feed without the use of her hands. She may also, of course, be fed by hand, but, again, will not be permitted to touch the food with her hands. She may be taught tricks. Sometimes these are taught as functions of arbitrary sounds, so that she must learn them as any animal might, without the benefit of an earlier understanding of the word used. If she is slow to learn, of course, she is punished, as would be any other animal. When used, too, it will commonly be in the modality of the she-quadrupled. This discipline is often used as a punishment, but it may figure in the training of a new girl. It helps her to understand what she now is, an animal totally subject to her master. ”
[Mercenaries of Gor, P215-216 ]
“Melina, now a naked slave in sleen collar, was ordered forth on her hands and knees. A sleen leash was attached to her collar and she was marched, as a she-sleen, crawling, abused, to the rape-rack.”
[Slave Girl of Gor, P238]
The she-quadruped modality, also known as the she-sleen modality, is actually a form of behaviour the slave must adopt and maintain until released from doing so. In the books, the actual command of she-sleen as a position does not appear to be given. However, as the quote from Slave Girl of Gor shows, a position of being on all fours seems to be associated with it. Online, the popular pose for she-sleen position, is for the girl to be on all fours, the knees spread wide apart, her elbows bent so that forearms press flat to the ground, her head turned left with cheek flattened to the floor, her hands either side of her head.
” I then snapped my fingers and held my right hand,
open, at my hip. Swiftly the girl rose to her feet and,
half crouching, put her head by my hand. I fastened
the fingers of my hand deeply and firmly in her red
hair. She winced, and kissed at my thigh. I then, the
goblet of paga in my left hand, her hair in my right,
dragged her beside me, her slender chains rustling,
to the nearest alcove.”
[Rouge of Gor, P59]
“I looked at the girl. I nodded to her to approach me.
She did so. I held my left hand open, at my waist. She
stiffened, and looked at me, angrily. I opened and closed
my left hand once. I saw her training in Gorean customs
had been thorough. But she never thought that such a
gesture would be used to her. She came beside me, and a
bit behind me, and, crouching, put her head down, deeply.
I fastened my hand in her hair. She winced.
Women are helpless in this position.”
[Beasts of Gor, P409]
“She wept, trying to hold the guard’s wrist,
where it was fastened so deeply, so cruelly,
in her hair, she bent over, her head at his hip,
hurried forth, into the room, in a common
Gorean leading position.”
[Prize of Gor, P78]
“When I was finished I took her by the hair and
pulled her from beneath the table, and held her,
bent over, in common slave-leading position,
at my left hip, and left the table. ”
[Mariners of Gor, P199]
i could not find any reference in the books where the girl was ordered into leading position, as is done online..
the only commands seemed to be the silent hand signals, gesture, of the Master snapping his fingers and holding his hand of choice opened at his hip or waist. in the second of these quotes, the girl hesitates and he closes and opens his fist once.. this is the only time that gesture is associated with the leading position signal, so it may be possible that it simply means for her to hurry.. or to emphasis the original gesture of command.
it is also evident from these quotes that girls were often not summonsed to the position at all, but physically placed into it by the Free for their convenience.