” ‘Have that one stand, to be examined,’ said a man.
‘Cotina, stand, examination position!’ snapped Targo.
Cotina stood, her legs widely spread, her head back,
her hands clasped behind the back of her neck. It is hard
for a woman to move from this position and she must be
concerned with her balance. The subtle adjustments and
tenseness required to maintain her balance keep her even
more helplessly in place, and these adjustments and this
tenseness will also be expressed in her posture, providing
body-language cues bespeaking obedience and servitude.
Too, obviously this posture bares her vulnerably, and her
hands cannot interfere with the examination. The position
of the arms, the hands clasped behind the back of the neck,
or, sometimes, behind the back of the head, lifts the bosom,
exhibiting it beautifully.”
[Prize of Gor, p247]
In ‘Prize of Gor’ (Book 27), Norman introduces the former “onlinism” of ‘display’ as an official position in the books, and called it the ‘Examination Position’. Then again, in ‘Swordsmen of Gor’ (Book 29), Norman re-introduces this same position as the ‘Inspection Position’. The term “Display Position” never appearred in the books, and the position itself was never described in the way it was practiced online until Prize of Gor. Previously girls were put on display and made to show themselves, but without the hands behind their head/necks and the specified stance etc.. From reading the latter books it seems that Norman is allowing some online influences into his most recent works.