[Gorean Customs & Philosophies] [Regarding the Free] [Regarding Slaves]
[Bara] [Belly] [Blanket] [Bracelets] [Bow(Gorean Bow)] [Heel] [Crawl] [Leading Position(Hair)] [Lesha] [Nadu] [Nestle] [Obeisance] [She-Quadraped] [Slave Lips] [Submission] [Sula] [Tower] [Whipping Position] [Wine]
I would later become extremely familiar with such positions, but they were, at the time, quite new to me, and somewhat frightening. What most frightened me about them was the way they made me feel. It was not merely that, in them, I found profoundly stirred. In them, helplessly, vulnerably, I also sensed a personal rightness. I knew that in some sense I belonged in them. This was in contradiction to my entire upbringing, background, education and conditioning. Could such things have been wrong?
Witness of Gor, page 23
Both slaves went immediately to their bellies, their heads to the left, their wrists crossed behind their backs, their ankles also crossed. It is a common binding position."
Page 145 - Mercenaries of Gor
""Standard binding position," he said. I was prone. When a girl is prone, the standard binding position is to cross the wrists behind the back and to cross the ankles. I took this position instantaneously." That I did this did not cause him any pleasure. No one in the room thought anything of it. I was simply a prone slave girl who had been commanded to standard binding position. No one in the room, including myself; would have expected me to do other than comply. Lack of compliance by a slave girl to a command in the Gorean world is unthinkable. She obeys."
Page 125 - Slave Girl of Gor
""Bara!" he snapped. I flung myself to my belly in the grass, putting my hands behind me, wrists crossed, and crossing my ankles, too. I lay there in confusion, in obedience"
Page 415 - Dancer of Gor
"Bara, Kajira!" he said. She rolled quickly to her stomach, placing her wrists behind her, crossed, and crossing her ankles, ready to be bound."
Page 77 - Explorers of Gor
"'Stop,' he said. 'To your belly.'
Then I was on my belly, on the tiles, my hands at the sides of my head, prone, before his curule chair."
Page 427 - Kajira of Gor
"'Belly,' I said to Feiqua. Immediately Feiqua, trembling, went to her belly on the stained, sooted stones near the fire."
Page 19 - Mercenaries of Gor
"Now," I said, "for a third form of obeisance. You may 'belly' to me." "I do not understand," she whispered. "There are various forms of bellying," I said, "and bellying may be suitably and pleasingly combined with other forms of floor movements, approaching the Master on all fours, turning to your sides and back, writhing before him, and so on. We will take a very simple variation, suitable for an ignorant free female who has not yet even begun to discover the depths of her sexuality." She looked up at me. "On your belly," I said. She backed off a bit, and went to her belly. Her hair was before her face, as she now on her belly before me, looked up at me. "Now inch forward," I said, 'remaining low on your belly, and when you reach my feet, once again, as before, lifting your head a little, tenderly and humbly, and beautifully, as though you were a slave, lick and kiss them. Good. Good. Now take my foot and place it gently on your head. Very good. Now place it again on the mat, and kiss it again. Good. You may now belly back a little, humbly. I have not yet given you permission to rise of course."
Page 410 - Mercenaries of Gor
"She lowered herself to her belly and , holding my ankles gently with her hands, covered my feet with kisses. Her lips, and her tongue, were warm and wet "
Page 13 - Savages of Gor
"I then threw the second blanket, the top blanket over her, covering her completely. When a blanket, or cloak, or covering of any sort, is thrown over a slave like this she may not speak or rise. She must remain as she is, silent, until the master , or some free man, lifts the covering away."
Page 94 - Explorers of Gor
"He had removed a pair of light bracelets, joined by about five inches of light chain, from his pouch. "Slave bracelets," he said. "Turn around, facing the door, your hands behind your back.""
Page 132 - Kajira of Gor
"Bracelets," he snapped. She put her head in the air and placed her hands behind her back."
Page 146 - Hunters of Gor
"I pointed to the stones at my feet. "Crawl," I said, in Gorean. The girl slipped to her belly, and, as a slave girl, crawled to my feet. She put her lips to my foot; I felt her hair over it."
Page 78 - Tribesmen of Gor
"Under the torchlight Phyllis Robertson was now on her knees, the Warrior at her side, holding her behind the small of the back. Her head went farther back, as her hands moved on the arms of the Warrior, as though once to press him away, and then again to draw him closer, and her head then touched the furs, her body a cruel, helpless bow in his hands, and then, her head down, it seemed she struggled and her body straightened itself until she lay, save for her head and heels, on his hands clasped behind her back, her arms extended over her head to the fur behind her."
Page 186 - Assassin of Gor
"He thrust her two wrists, before her body, into the ring he had cut from the Kur. He then tied them inside, and to, the ring. He then, from his belt, took a long length of binding fiber and, doubling it, looped it, securing it, at its center to the ring, leaving two long ends. He then threw her, on her back, over the body, head down, of the fallen Kur. He took the t wo loose ends of the binding fiber and, taking them under the body of the fallen Kur, dragged her wrists, elbows bent, over and above her head; he then, bending her knees, tied one of the loose ends about her left ankle, and the other about her right. It was the Gorean love bow."
Page 261- Marauders of Gor
""Display her Lads," said the fellow. The two slaver's men thrust the woman forward, toward the crowd, and bent her backward."
Page 101 - Savages of Gor
"He turned about and, with his weapons, strode from the camp. I followed him, at his heel, where a slave girl belongs."
Page 109 - Slave Girl of Gor
"The girl normally heels a right-handed Master on the left, that she not encumber the movements of the weapon hand."
Page 117 - Magicians of Gor
"The Forkbeard turned about and, one arm about Pudding, the other about Gunnhild, started from the dock. Hilda followed him, to his left. "She heels nicely," said Ottar. The men and bond-maids laughed. The Forkbeard stopped. Hilda's face burned red with fury, but she kept her head high. Pet sleen are taught to heel; so, too, sometimes, are bond-maids; I was familiar with this sort of thing, of course; in the south it was quite common for slave girls; in various fashions in various cities, to heel their masters. Hilda, of course, was a free woman. For her to heel was an incredible humiliation. The Forkbeard started off again, and then again stopped. Again, Hilda followed him as before. "She is heeling!" laughed Ottar."
Page 123 - Marauders of Gor
"These things vary, I learned from city to city, and depend, also, on such matters as context and conditions. In a market, in the crowding and jostling for instance, a girl may follow so closely she pressed against the back of his left shoulder. Girls seldom follow behind and on the right. If she is thusly placed it is commonly a sign she is in disfavor. If more than one girl is involved, she who follows most closely on the left is generally taken to be in highest favor; girls compete for this position. In an open area, such a the fields in which we trekked, the girl is placed some five or ten feet behind, and on the left. If he must move suddenly she will not, thusly, constitute an impediment to his action."
Page 30 - Slave Girl of Gor
"In a moment I had left the building, pulling the captive behind me, her head down at my waist, in leading position."
Pages 399-400 - Mercenaries of Gor
"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."
Page 409 - Beasts of Gor
"The slave was pulled to her feet. She was roughly turned about. The hand of Tanalion's man was then in her hair, fastening itself deeply therein. It was like the closed talon of a bird of prey. She, bound, held, was helpless. She cried out softly, so held, startled, in pain. Then, bent over, her wrists confined in the cruel, encircling binding fiber, that which I had earlier put well on her, holding them so mercilessly, so helplessly, behind her back, her head at his hip, stumbling, weeping, she was conducted swiftly from our presence."
Page 437 - Mercenaries of Gor
"I then transferred the paga to my left hand. 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."
Page 59 - Rogue of Gor
"Leading position, he said. Sobbing, she rose to her feet, and put her head down, at what would be the height of a man's waist, her legs flexed. A guard walked over and fastened his hand in her hair."
Page 248 - Rogue of Gor
"Leading position," said Drusus Rencius
I put my head down to his waist and he fastened his left hand in my hair."
Page 134 - Kajira of Gor
"Lesha," snapped the second officer to the blond girl. She spun from facing him, and lifted her chin, turning her head to the left, placing her wrists behind her, as though for snapping them into slave bracelets."
Page 76 - Explorers of Gor
"Lesha!" he said. Immediately, responsive to this command, I flung my wrists behind me, separated by some two inches, and lifted my chin, my head turned to the left. I felt slave bracelets flung, snapping shut, on my wrists. I was braceleted. In another moment I was leashed."
Page 365 - Dancer of Gor
"Nadu!" he snapped. She swiftly turned, facing him, and dropped to her knees. She knelt back on her heels, her back straight, her hands on her thighs, her head up, her knees wide. It was the position of the pleasure slave.
Page 77 - Explorers of Gor
Come now, my pretty slaves,' said Ginger, "kneel straight. Back straight, heads up. Back on your heels there! Spread those pretty knees. Yes, that is the way men like it. Put your hands, palms down, on your thighs. Good, good. Excellent!" The girls now knelt in the coffle as pleasure slaves.
Page 155 - Savages of Gor
"Kneel, back on your heels," said the trainer to the dark-haired woman. Straighten your back, suck in your gut, put your shoulders back, thrust out your breasts, spread your knees, widely, lift your chin, put your hands on your thighs. You are not going to be sold as a tower slave, Lady Tina. You are going to be sold as a pleasure slave."
Page 141 - Kajira of Gor
"She knelt in the position of the Pleasure Slave but her hands on her thighs had unconsciously, pleadingly, turned their palms to me, and she no longer knelt quite back on her heels. It was as though she begged to be allowed to lift and open her arms and rise and come to my arms. But as I looked upon her sternly she turned her palms again to her thighs, knelt back on her heels and dropped her head, holding her eyes as if by force of will fixed on the plastic beneath my sandals."
Pages 234-235 - Priest Kings of Gor
""Position!," I snapped. Swiftly she knelt again, as she had been commanded earlier. You obey with the alacrity of a slave girl," I observed. If I do not," she said, "I could be punished as one, could I not?" "Yes," I said, "and would be." I walked about her, examining her, She kept her back very straight, and her head up. I was then again before her. I noted that the palms of her hands, so soft, so vulnerable, had turned on her thighs, so that they faced up. Among slave girls this is a common ways of signaling need, helplessness, a desire to please."
Page 209 - Vagabonds of Gor
"He suddenly snapped his fingers and, in the swift double gesture of a Gorean Master, pointed to a place on the dirt floor before him, almost simultaneously turning his hand, spreading his first and index finger, pointing downwards. I fled to him and knelt before him, my knees in the dirt, in the position of the pleasure slave, my head down, trembling."
Page 143 - Captive of Gor
"Nestle," I told her. "Yes, Master," she said. She nestled obediently in the crook of my left arm."
Page 279 - Explorers of Gor
"Now" I said, " and this is clearly a form of obeisance, bend forward and put your head to the mat, the palms of your hands on the mat. Good. Now lift your head a little and come forward, substantially keeping the position. Forward a little more." " But then my face will be at your feet," she said," My lips will be over them!" "Yes," I said, "Good, now, put your head down and lick and kiss my feet."
Page 410 - Mercenaries of Gor
"At his entrance Susan put the palms of her hands on the floor and lowered her head to the tiles, assuming a position of slave obeisance common with her in the presence of her master"
Page 157 - Kajira of Gor
"Swiftly we assumed a common form of slave obeisance, kneeling, the palms of our hands on the ground, our heads to the ground. Many masters, though it tends to be rather associated usually with given cities, require this position of their girls, usually when they first enter his presence or find themselves, as in a room which he has entered, in his presence. She is then, usually, when given permission, permitted to lift her head, but is to remain kneeling before him, beautifully, in a standard position, her knees closed if she is a house or tower slave, her knees open if she was the sort of slave I was, whatever sort of slave that was supposed to be."
Page 115 - Dancer of Gor
""You may do obeisance, my dear," said Kliomenes. The girl rose to her feet and went to Kliomenes. She knelt before him, on the dais, and put her head down. Gently, softly, she licked and kissed his feet. She then rose again to her feet, backed away, and then, on the tiles, again knelt. She put the palms of her hands upon the tiles, and lowered her head to the tiles. Then she straightened up, her back straight, assuming the position of a pleasure slave, though keeping her head bowed, deferentially."
Page 229 - Rogue of Gor
"In this form of slavery, which is commonly used for disciplinary purposes, or for the amusement of the Master, the woman is not permitted to arise from all fours; similarly she is not permitted human speech, though she may signify needs and desires by such means as cringing, and moaning and whimpering. Not permitted the use of her hands, save as a means of locomotion, she must also eat and drink from pans set on the floor, or, sometimes to satisfy her thirst, she must lap the water permitted to her from puddles or lick pillages from the tiles; too, it is no uncommon to chain her near her master's feet, while he dines, that he may, if he wishes, throw her scraps of food. She will also be taught tricks, through which paces she may be put for the entertainment of her master's guests, such things as begging, lying down, rolling over, and fetching his sandals in her teeth. And, needless to say, when her master wishes to use her sexually, it will be a position common to the she-quadruped."
Page 225 - Guardsman of Gor
""Now on all fours, arms straight, head up!" I said. Immediately she assumed this position. "Please do not put me in the slavery of the she-quadruped, Master," she begged. "I will put you there, and keep you there, if it pleases me," I told her. "Yes, Master," she said."
Page 298 - Guardsman of Gor
""On your back," I snapped, "Make slave lips. Throw apart your legs!" Swiftly the girl complied, tears in her eyes. She then lay there, her lips pursed to kiss, her ankles widely apart. I looked down at her. She looked up at me, tears in her eyes. 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 can not speak when her lips are in the unbroken, fully-pursed slave-lips position."
Page 111 - Blood Brothers of Gor
""Slave lips," said Hci, angrily. Iwoso looked at him puzzled. "Purse your lips, as a white female slave," said Hci."
Page 404 - Blood Brothers of Gor
""Slave lips," I commanded. She pursed her lips and then I, gently, kissed them."
Page 138 - Blood Brothers of Gor
"Similarly, I was not required to respond to certain sorts of commands, for example, to make "slave lips," pursing my lips for kissing"
Page 224 - Kajira of Gor
""Assume the posture of female submission," I told her. She did so, kneeling back on her heels, her arms extended, wrists crossed, her head between them, down. She was weeping."
Page 359 - Tribesmen of Gor
"Submit!" he boomed at the large, blond girl and, terrified, almost leaping, she lowered her head, thrusting forward her hands, wrists crossed."
Page 93 - Raiders of Gor
""Submit," he said. I could not disobey him. I fell to my knees before him, resting on my heels, extending my arms to him, wrists crossed, as though for binding, my head lowered, between my arms."
Page 283 - Captive of Gor
""Submit," he said. She looked at me, wildly, piteously. I aided her. I showed her how to kneel back on her heels, her arms extended to him, wrists crossed, her head down, between her arms. "Say, 'I submit,'" I said. "I submit," she said. He bound her wrists tightly before her body."
Page 401 - Slave Girl of Gor
"She came and stood before me, and then dropped to her knees, resting back on her heels. She lowered her head and extended her arms, wrists crossed, the submission of the Gorean female."
Page 92 - Raiders of Gor
"He twisted her hair more. She winced, her back bent painfully. "Do you wish me to submit to you now?" she begged. "Do so," said he. She fell to her knees before him, and lifted her head to regard him. "I will be your slave," she said. Then, she knelt back on her heels, lowered her head, and lifted and extended her arms, wrists crossed, as though for binding. She was very beautiful. "I am your slave," she said, "- Master.""
Page 16 - Hunters of Gor
""She is yours," he said. He took his strap off her throat, and unbound her hands. "Submit," I told her. She knelt before me, back on her heels, arms extended, head down, between her arms, wrists crossed, as though for binding."
Page 74 - Explorers of Gor
"Sula, Kajira!" said the man. She slid her legs from under her and lay on her back, her hands at her sides, palms up, legs open."
Page 77 - Explorers of Gor
"Ulrick had told me that certain kinds of slaves, house slaves, 'tower slaves,' and such, whatever they were, might kneel with their knees together"
Page 85 - Dancer of Gor
"The position of the tower slave, in most cities, is very similar to that of the pleasure slave. The major difference is that the tower slave, whose duties are commonly, primarily, domestic, kneels with her knees in a closed position, whereas the pleasure slave, in a symbolic recognition of the fuller nature of her bondage, and its most significant aspects, kneels with them in open position. The tower slave, of course, like any other slave, is fully at the disposal of the master, in any and every way. The distinction between the tower slave and the pleasure slave, though honored in some markets, some specializing in girls sold primarily for housekeeping purposes and others in girls sold primarily for the pleasures of men, is not really a hard and fast distinction; it is not absolute; indeed, it can even be transitory. A girl who is ordered to open her knees, or who finds them kicked apart, for example, realizes that she has now become a pleasure slave. Similarly a girl in one context may function as one kind of slave and in another context, as another sort. Serving supper to a young man and his mother, for example, the girl may appear merely efficient and deferential. She kneels nearby, her knees closed. After the mother departs, however, she may kneel differently before the young man, with her knees open, his."
Page 107 - Blood Brothers of Gor
"She kept her knees tightly together before the free woman. Had she knelt before a man she would probably have had to keep them open, even if they were brutally kicked apart, a lesson to her, to be more sensitive as to before whom she knelt."
Page 18 - Magicians of Gor
"She had not prepared herself a portion but, after I had been served, had knelt silently to one side, back on her heels in the position of a Tower Slave, a slave to whom largely domestic duties would be allotted in the Gorean apartment cylinders."
Page 45 - Priest-Kings of Gor
"The position of the Tower Slave, in which Vika 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...The position of the Pleasure Slave, incidentally, differs from the position of both the free woman and the Tower Slave. The hands of a Pleasure Slave normally rest on her thighs but, in some cities, for example, Thentis, I believe, they are crossed behind her. More significantly, for the free woman's hands may also rest on 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."
Pages 46-47 - Priest Kings of Gor
""Kneel to the whip!" I cried. Terrified the girl scrambled to her knees and knelt down, making herself small, her head to the furs. Her wrists were crossed under her, as though bound. She trembled."
Page 21 - Rogue of Gor
"She crawled to the point, trembling, where I had indicated. 'Kneel to the whip', I ordered her. She knelt there, trembling, her head down to the grass, her wrists crossed beneath her, as though bound. I struck her thrice."
Page 137- Blood Brothers of Gor
"'Kneel to the whip, Melpomene!' she ordered. Melpomene then, sobbing, knelt, her legs close together, her wrists held crossed under her, as though bound, her head down, touching the floor, the bow of her back exposed, a slave girl awaiting punishment."
Page 284 - Fighting Slave of Gor
"'Kneel to the whip', said Samos. Piteously she knelt, a slave girl. Her wrists were crossed under her, as though bound, her head was to the floor, the bow of her back was exposed. She shuddered. I had little doubt but that this slave knew well, and much feared, the disciplining kiss of the Gorean slave lash."
Page 13 - Marauders of Gor
"Elizabeth, trembling, lowered her head to the floor and crossed her wrists beneath her, kneeling, as it is said, to the whip."
Page 46 - Assassin of Gor
"Terrified, she, as the expression is, knelt to the whip, assuming the position of the slave girl who is to be punished, her wrists crossed beneath her as though bound and her head touching the floor, leaving the bow of her back exposed."
Pages 201-202- Priest Kings of Gor
"I went to Targo, trembling, and knelt at his feet... I crossed my wrists beneath me and touched my head to the floor, exposing the bow of my back. It is the submissive posture of a slave girl who is to be punished. It is called Kneeling to the Whip."
Page 200 - Captive of Gor
""Paga, Master?" she asked, kneeling before me, the metal cup held before her, in her two hands.
"Yes," I said.
She proffered the cup to me. she knelt back on her heels, her knees wide, and extended her arms to me, the cup in her hands.
"Did you not neglect to kiss it?" I asked her.
She drew back the cup and, pressing her lips to it, kissed it.
"Is that how a slave kisses the cup of a Master?" I asked.
She again turned her head to the side and pressed her lips softly, lingering, against it. Then she kissed it. I saw a tremor course through her body. I think, them, for the first time, she had begun to understand what it might be truly, to kiss the cup of a master. Then again, kneeling back on her heels, her knees wide, extending her arms to me, the cup in her hands, she proffered me the drink."
Pages 160-161 - Explorers of Gor
"The girl who had gone to fetch my paga now returned and knelt before the table. She kissed the goblet, and then, her head down, between her extended arms, proffered it to me."
Page 401 - Vagabonds of Gor
"Yesterday evening I had been forced to aid Eta in serving the men, carrying meat to them in my teeth; later I had moved among them, as they had summoned me, pouring them wine and paga. I must take the goblet, fill it, kiss it delicately and proffer to the male."
Page 53 - Slave Girl of Gor
"We, two, moved among them. I, too, now served them in the firelight. I would pour the paga, which I carried, into a goblet, kiss it, as was expected, and give it to the man."
Page 68 - Slave Girl of Gor
"Trembling, I extended the goblet to him. He did not take it. I shrank back, confused. I did not know what to do. I realized then that I had, in my confusion and distress, forgotten to place my lips upon the goblet in subservience. I quickly pressed my lips to the goblet, kissing it. Then, suddenly, as I was to hand it to him, I boldly, again, lifted the goblet's side to my lips. Holding it in both hands, I kissed it again, lovingly, delicately, fully, lingeringly, my eyes closed. I had never kissed a boy on Earth with the helplessness and passion that I bestowed upon the mere goblet of my Gorean captor."
Page 68 - Slave Girl of Gor
"One of the men lifted his cup and I hurried to him. I took the cup and filled it. His tunic, too, I noted, was stained with the dust of the camp...I pressed my lips to his cup as I must, as a slave girl, and handed it to him. He took it, scarcely noticing me"
Page 89 - Slave Girl of Gor
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