Slave Positions



She kept her head up, her back straight, maintaining position.
One can be punished terribly for breaking position without permission.
Prize of Gor   Book 26   Page 61



I cannot have a page entitled Slave Positions without first addressing, and refuting, some widespread misconceptions.

When the topic of slave positions is discussed, I think of positions that a slave might be commanded to assume. Defined positions, spoken of in the Books, like Nadu, Bara, Sula and Lesha.

But what about this quote:
It seemed the Lady Bina would collapse, but Statius, a hand in her hair, held her upright..
Kur of Gor   Book 28   Page 517
Could you logically say that "Be Held Upright" is a legitimate position?
No, of course not. This would just be silly.
A slave cannot hold herself upright by holding her own hair.


On the other hand, perhaps I make up a slave position.
In other words . . . place your hands here and your legs there. Lower your head, raise your head, whatever the case might be . . .
I'll call this position "Obeisance to Fogaban".
Now, when I command you to "Obeisance to Fogaban", you will position your body in the manner I have described.

Yes, I have the right to train a slave to do this and call it whatever pleases me.
What I don't have a right to do, is then list 'Obeisance to Fogaban' among other slave positions from the Books.


Two points I make here:
1. A commanded slave position is some pose which the slave can assume on their own.
2. The commanded slave position must be Book authentic to be listed under the topic.


Which now brings us to some of the so called positions you've probably heard of.
Quite likely, the two most commonly misunderstood 'positions' are Karta and the Gorean Bow.


Gorean Bow

We'll first reason on this 'position' referred to as the Gorean Bow.

To begin with, the two words Gorean and Bow never appear together, anywhere within the scrolls. But, ok, I agree, that alone is not enough to disqualify it.

Well, what supporting evidence do some use?
Across multiple websites, this is the book text used to justify the Bow as a legitimate slave position.
her head then touched the furs, her body a cruel, helpless bow.
At first glance it could easily be assumed that, indeed, a slave could be commanded to assume this pose.

But now, read this sentence in context.
    The belt dance was now moving to its climax and I turned to watch Phyllis Robertson.
    "Capture of Home Stone," I heard Cernus say to Caprus, who spread his hands helplessly, acknowledging defeat.
    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. At this point, with a clash of cymbals, both dancers remained immobile. Then, after this instant of silence under the torches, the music struck the final note, with a mighty and jarring clash of cymbals, and the Warrior had lowered her to the furs and her lips, arms about his neck, sought his with eagerness. Then, both dancers broke apart and the male stepped back, and Phyllis now stood, alone on the furs, sweating, breathing deeply, head down.
Assassin of Gor   Book 5   Pages 187 - 188
Well, what do you know . . . seems her dance partner was supporting the small of her back.
The dancer was not commanded to assume the 'bow'. She did now 'bow' on her own.


Here is another quote used as proof of the Gorean Bow:
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 two 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.
Marauders of Gor   Book 9   Page 261
Sure enough, this position of the body is specifically called the Gorean love bow.

But did the girl tie her own wrists and ankles?
No.

Did Tarl command the girl to assume the position of the Bow?
Not hardly.


Here are the first three cases where a girl's beauty is displayed by bending her backwards in a bow.
But notice, every time, she was placed in this position by someone else putting her there.
(All other references to being displayed in a bow are listed at the bottom -
Here)
He bent her back, his hand in her hair, exposing the bow of her beauty to the men.
Rouge of Gor   Book 15   Page 81

He dragged her to her feet by the hair and bent her backwards, displaying the bow of her beauty to the crowd.
Savages of Gor;   Book 17   Page 122

He then seized her by the hair with both hands and yanked her up on her knees and bent her backwards, until her head was at the grass, exhibiting the bow of her captured beauty for his fellows.
Savages of Gor   Book 17   Page 219

Now, in Book 30, Mariners of Gor, we have this one sentence:
Others had been placed in the slave bow.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 333
Is this finally the proof needed to support this position?

No, I still maintain this sentence in Book 30 does not legitimize the Bow as a position for the same reasons.
Notice the sentence reads "placed in the salve bow".

It does not say 'Other were commanded to assume the slave bow.'
So, just as the three quotes cited above, my reasoning is still that this is not now proof of a legitimate position.



So, in none of these cases was the slave commanded into the position of a bow.


In fact, this 'position' is so ridiculous that at least one site, which yet places it under the topic of Slave Positions, actually adds words to the effect of "this is not shown in the books but is still accepted."

No, it should not be accepted because the Gorean Bow is not a Book legitimate slave position.



Karta

Another online-isim 'position' is Karta.

The word Karta does not appear in the Books at all.
It is entirely made up and make believe.

Supposedly, Karta is a "position of extreme obeisance and requests by slaves may be made from this position."

In fact, Karta has become so popular that there is now an alternative to Karta called Suga.

If either one of these had, by any stretch of the imagination, a legitimate place among other slave positions, then why do some sites which list it, add "not found in the novels but accepted on this port"?

Perhaps some feel compelled to add Karta, Suga and the Bow to their websites in an attempt to be thorough.
Perhaps they feel they are helping by showing all the variations possible.

In reality this does much more harm because it adds to the glut of misinformation.
Perpetuating these misconceptions only leads others to believe them to be authentic.


Now, as much fun as I would have taking them, I have not included pictures of naked girls depicting the various positions from the Books.
Many, many other sites do this rather well and, if you ignore the misrepresentations I outlined above, these other sites will provide you with pictures.

Instead I show you what the Books really do say on the topic of slave positions.


I wish you well,
Fogaban




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Positions

All Fours
Bara
Belly
Bonds of the Master's Will
Bracelets
Brand Display
Capture Position
Collar Position
Common Position of Obeisance
Examination Position
First Obeisance Position
Forty-Third Position of Joy
Gagged by Her Master's Will
Heel
High-Harness Position
Injection Position
Inspection Position
Kneeling Position
Kneeling to the Whip
Leading Position
Lesha
Lips To Boots
Nadu
Nestle
Obeisance
Position
Position of the Pleasure Slave
Primary Slave Position
Second Obeisance Position
She-Tarsk
Slave-lips
Standard Binding Position
Stay
Submission
Sula
Thigh
Tower
Whip Position







 


All Fours
To The Top

A slave is sometimes put to all fours, that she may move thusly, accompanying masters. In this posture she cannot suddenly run, or dart away. In the situation described the posture was doubtless imposed as a security measure, on an unknown slave, mysteriously arrived from the darkness. In other situations the posture may be imposed upon her as a discipline, to position her for animal usage, to remind her that she is a slave, and so on.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 63

"To all fours," he said to her.
"Yes, Master," she said.
This position can be igniting to a female slave, being so positioned by a master. At the least, they are well reminded, so positioned beside a man, that they are slaves.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 554

"Assume the position of the she-tarsk," I said.
She went to all fours.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 144

"Here," said Tajima to the slave, pointing to the floor of the hut, at his feet, "here, before me, go to all fours, and keep your head down."
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 304

Tajima took the ropes and said to the slave, "I shall toss these ropes to the side of the hut. You will fetch them on all fours, lift them in your teeth, and then return before me, on all fours. You will then lift them in your mouth to me, and, when I accept them, you will kneel, and await my pleasure."
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 308

"On all fours," I said to her. "Crawl to the sleeping mat."
She was then on the mat on all fours.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 487



 


Bara
To The Top

"Bara, Kajira!" he said.
She rolled quickly to her stomach, placing her wrists behind her, crossed, and crossing her ankles, ready to be bound.
Explorers of Gor   Book 13   Page 77

"Bara," said Mincon to Tula. "Bara," said I to Feiqa. 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.
Mercenaries of Gor   Book 21   Page 145

"Bara!" he snapped.
I flung myself to my belly in the grass, putting my hands behind me, wrists crossed, and crossing my ankles, too.
Dancer of Gor   Book 22   Page 415

"Bara!" he said.
She instantly responded to his command, as she had been trained to do. She was now on her belly, her wrists crossed behind her, her ankles, too, crossed.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 196

"Bara," he said.
She went to her stomach and crossed her wrists behind her back, and crossed her ankles.
Kur of Gor   Book 28   Page 317

Hitherto she had been lying on her belly in the straw, her head turned to the side, in bara, her wrists crossed behind her, with her ankles crossed, as well. It is a common holding, and helplessness, position for a slave. In it, of course, she is positioned perfectly for a swift and secure binding.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Page 370 When the merchandise had been secured, each item had been placed in the bara position, though they did not know the name for the position as yet, each on her stomach, head facing to the left, her wrists crossed behind her and her ankles crossed, as well.
Smugglers of Gor   Book 32   Page 3

"Bara!" she snapped.
Instantly we turned about in the neck rope, with its three knotted double loops, and went to our stomachs, our heads to the left, our wrists crossed behind us, and our ankles, as well. It is not advisable to hesitate in responding to a command. The bara position was, I suppose the first slave position in which I had been placed. Of course I did not at that time understand it, or know its name.
One is quite helpless in the bara position. One is on one's stomach and one's hands are behind one, so one cannot use them to rise, and one's body is extended, with one's ankles crossed. One cannot easily rise from that position. Too, psychologically, one feels oneself submitted, and at the mercy of others.
Smugglers of Gor   Book 32   Page 296

"Bara!" I snapped.
Instantly she assumed the bara position, prone, her ankles crossed, her wrists crossed behind her body, her head turned to the left, her cheek on the mat.
So simply a slave may be positioned, to be bound hand and foot.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Pages 487 - 488




 


Belly
To The Top

"On your bellies, all of you, facing away, hands at your sides, palms up," I said.
The slaves, well trained to obey free persons, instantly, and unquestioningly, complied, with the exception of Saru, who struggled to her feet and held out her hands to Pertinax.
"Gregory!" she sobbed. "Gregory!"
"Must a command be repeated?" said Pertinax. The repetition of a command is commonly a cause for discipline, unless there is a serious reason to suppose that the command has not been heard, or has not been understood. In this case, it seemed clear the command would have been both heard and understood. Failure on the part of a female slave not to respond instantly and unquestioningly to a command can mean the whip for her.
"Oh, of course, Gregory," she said, smiling, and quickly assumed the prescribed position.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 407



 


Bonds of the Master's Will
To The Top

She wore the "bonds of the master's will." Grunt had put her in them. She lay on her stomach. Her wrists were crossed behind her. Her ankles, too, were crossed. She was "bound." She could not rise to her feet. Yet there was not a rope or a strap on her body. She was "bound by the master's will." She could not move from this position unless, at the word of a free person, she was freed from it.
Blood Brothers of Gor   Book 18   Page 248

"Your hands are now bound behind your back," he said.
"Yes, Master," I said. I must now keep my hands or wrists in contact with one another, and behind my back. I was now "bound by the master's will." I could not separate my hands or wrists from one another now without permission.
Dancer of Gor   Book 22   Page 227




 


Bracelets
To The Top

"Bracelets," he snapped. She put her head in the air and placed her hands behind her back.
Hunters of Gor   Book 8   Page 146




 


Brand Display
To The Top

"Mark?" said a man.
Swiftly she rose up on her knees and turned her left thigh to the interrogator, at the same time putting her hands behind the small of her back, as though they might be braceleted there. It is one of the positions of brand display.
Mirus smiled.
Ellen flushed.
I hate him, she thought.
But she remained in the position, a common one for brand display. Her wrists, behind her back, were nearly touching. The position accentuates the breasts and, given the position of the hands, is provocatively emblematic;
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 416

I did not give her the "thigh" or "brand" command, but I had little doubt she was now marked. In response to such a command those such as she must kneel on the right knee and extend the left leg gracefully, bared to the hip. The most common marking site on such as she is high on the left thigh, under the hip.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 55




 


Capture Position
To The Top

He thought she looked well on her back, in what is referred to as the "capture position." In this position, the captive locked in the arms of the captor, the captor can assess and enjoy the least nuance of expression in the captive's countenance. This position, too, is enjoyed by many masters with their slaves.
Kur of Gor   Book 28   Page 85




 


Collar Position
To The Top

"Collar!" I snapped.
Instantly she faced me, holding her hands slightly behind her, and lifted her chin.
. . .
In this position the collar may be conveniently read.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Page 17




 


Common Position of Obeisance
To The Top

"Common position of obeisance," he said.
Immediately, kneeling, she put her head to the floor, the palms of her hands on the floor, beside her head. In this position the knees are closed. It is a position commonly assumed by a slave when a man enters a room. To be sure, this varies from city to city. In some cities all that is required is the common kneeling position, instantly assumed. In other cities, a complete bellying, instantly assumed, is required. Such things may differ, of course, from master to master.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 86




 


Examination Position
To The Top

"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   Book 27   Page 247

"Assume the standard position for the examination of a standing slave," said Portus Canio.
Ellen, in her tunic, puzzled, stood then before him, her legs widely, painfully spread. The split hems of the tunic, slit at the sides, permitted this position. Ellen clasped her hands behind the back of her head, and held her head up and back, in this position looking rather at the height of the great portal, leading into the barn area, from the platform outside. In this position it is convenient to examine the slave. She cannot easily move without losing her balance. The position of her hands prevents her from interfering with the examination. The raised head, held back, makes it difficult for her to know, or guess, the position of the examiner's hands, where they are, and what they might do, for example, how and when she might be touched, caressed, or tested. Needless to say, this position is normally assumed when the slave is nude.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Pages 309 - 310

Several of the slaves were standing, in examination position, legs widely spread, hands behind the back of their neck, or head.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 333

The hands of the women, as directed, were clasped behind the back of their neck. This immobilizes the hands and lifts the breasts nicely. In this way one's view is less obstructed. Too, this stance makes it less likely that the woman, yielding to a foolish lapse, will try to shield her body with her hands. A common examination position in markets is to have the woman stand upright with her legs widely spread, the hands clasped behind the back of the neck or behind the back of the head.
The spreading of the legs makes it harder for her to move and easier for her to be caressed, sometimes unexpectedly. Some assessors will put the woman to the floor and she will find herself struggling, startled, perhaps only half comprehendingly, to respond to a rapidly issued series of commands. She is being put through slave paces. This is a device for displaying her body in a diversity of aspects. And the paces might occasionally be halted, that a given pose might be the better assessed.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 187

What of the girl ordered to assume "examination position," standing, legs widely spread, hands held behind the back of her head or neck?
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 328



 


First Obeisance Position
To The Top

"First obeisance position," snapped Barzak. "Beg his forgiveness!"
Instantly Ellen went to the first obeisance position, head down, palms of her hands on the cement. "Please forgive me, Master," she begged, frightened.
"Kneel up, first position," said Barzak.
Ellen went to first position, with all its revelatory delights.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 255

In first obeisance position, often assumed by a slave in the presence of a free man, she kneels with her head to the ground, and the palms of her hands down on the ground on either side of her head.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Page 195

"First obeisance position," I said.
She put the black wine to the side on the deck, and put her head to the boards, before me, her hands beside the sides of her head.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 141

"First obeisance position!" I snapped.
Moaning, frightened, the six girls went instantly to first obeisance position, kneeling, their heads to the deck, the palms of their hands beside their head.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 245

"First obeisance position," I informed the slaves.
Both then went to first obeisance position, kneeling, head to the floor, palms of the hands down on the floor, at the sides of their head.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Pages 428 - 429

"First obeisance position, " I said, unpleasantly.
Instantly, frightened, she went to her knees, her head to the floor, the palms of her hands on the floor, beside her head.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 144

"First obeisance position," I said.
Instantly the slave assumed first obeisance position, kneeling, head to the floor, the palms of her hands on the floor, beside her lowered head.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 202

"Thank you, Master," said Cecily, freed from the chain. She went gratefully, unbidden, to first obeisance position, kneeling, head to the ground, palms of her hands beside her head.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 410

Momentarily, she seemed about to cover her body with her hands, perhaps a reflex dating back to the time of her freedom, but withdrew her hands instantly, and swiftly, unbidden, frightened, knelt in first obeisance position, head to the floor, the palms of her hands on the floor, on each side of her head.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 487



 


Forty-Third Position of Joy
To The Top

"What is the forty-third position of joy?" asked the man.
"I do not know, Master," she said.
"What is the sixth delight of the hair of a female slave?" he asked.
"I have no idea, Master," she said.
"What is the title of the eighteenth love song of Dina, the slave poetess?" he asked
"I do not know, Master," she said.
"Do you know anything?" he asked.
"Very little, Master," she said.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 213




 


Gagged by Her Master's Will
To The Top

There are many varieties of slave gags, and such. The simplest device for attaining this end is when she is "gagged by her master's will," which simply means that she is prohibited from speaking until given permission to do so.
Vagabonds of Gor   Book 24   Page 321

"I did not allow her to speak," said Callias.
I nodded. She had been then, as it is said, gagged by the master's will.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 562



 


High-Harness Position
To The Top

"Split your knees," he said. "More widely."
. . .
"Lift your head," he said. "Higher. Higher!"
She looked up at him, her head far back, the leash on her throat.
. . .
"You need not now keep your head in high-harness position," he said to the girl.
She moved her head.
Mercenaries of Gor   Book 21   Pages 309 - 310




 


Heel
To The Top

"You will be well taught to heel and obey," said he.
Marauders of Gor    Book 9    Page 118

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.
There were tears of rage in Hilda's eyes. What he said, of course, was true. She was heeling. On his ship the Forkbeard had taught her, though a free woman, to heel.
Marauders of Gor    Book 9    Page 123

The Forkbeard said nothing to her, but, the next day, when the sun was hot on the deck, and he released her for her exercise, and he walked about the deck, she, though a free woman, heeled him perfectly. The crew had roared with laughter. I, too, had smiled. Hilda the Haughty, daughter of Thorgard of Scagnar, had been taught to heel.
Marauders of Gor    Book 9    Page 125

"My Jarl," said a voice. We turned about. Hilda knelt before Ivar Forkbeard, her hair to his feet. "May I not follow my Jarl?" she begged. "A lowly bond-maid begs to heel her Jarl."
"Then, heel," said Ivar, good-naturedly, turning away.
"Thank you, my Jarl!" she wept, leaping to her feet, falling into step on his left, two steps behind him.
Marauders of Gor    Book 9    Page 258

I now carried his shield. I walked behind him, and to the left. I suppose I should have minded. I knew, of course, that I was heeling him.
Slave Girl of Gor    Book 11    Page 31

He turned about and, with his weapons, strode from the camp. I followed him, at his heel, where a slave girl belongs.
Slave Girl of Gor    Book 11    Page 109

I strode toward the market. I must leave soon. The girl stumbled after me, weeping. "Please, Master!" she wept. I did not tell her to heel. It was not necessary. She was slave.
Beasts of Gor    Book 12    Page 140

After being led on a leash it is not unusual for a girl to beg her master to be permitted to heel him, following him deferentially in her proper place.
Fighting Slave of Gor    Book 14    Page 367

I extended my hand. I would snap my fingers. When I snapped my fingers she would rise to her feet and follow me, heeling me, like the sleek domestic beast she was, to her master's lodge. One of the first things a girl is taught to do is to heel.
Blood Brothers of Gor    Book 18    Page 108

A man's slave usually heels him, following behind him, or behind him on his left.
Blood Brothers of Gor    Book 18    Page 299

When he left the pit she followed him, a bit behind him and on his left, heeling him.
Kajira of Gor    Book 19    Page 113

"Do you know how to heel, Feiqa?" I asked.
"Yes, Master," she said. She was a Gorean woman, familiar at least superficially with the duties and obligations of slaves. To be sure, as a recently free woman, she might perhaps find herself astounded and horrified at some of the things that would now, even routinely, be required of her. I did not know. Certain things which are not only common knowledge to slaves but even a normal, familiar part of their lives seem to be scarcely suspected by free women. These are the sorts of things about which free women, horrified and scandalized, scarcely believing them, sometimes whisper, fearfully, delightedly, among themselves. Some Earth-girl slaves, brought to Got, incidentally, do not even know how to heel. Incredibly, they must be taught. They learn quickly, of course, in the collar, and subject to the whip.
Mercenaries of Gor    Book 21    Page 14

I then turned about, again, and hurried even more rapidly after my new master. I did not want to lag too far behind, outside the normal heeling distance.
Dancer of Gor    Book 22    Page 290

"You, Claudia, slave girl," she said. "Kneel behind him and to his left." A slave girl, in heeling her master, commonly follows on the left. That she follows indicates that she is subservient, that he is master and she slave; that she follows on the left is a cultural matter probably indexed to the fact that most Goreans are right-handed. Her presence on the left, thus, is not likely to interfere with his draw or the movements of his sword arm.
Renegades of Gor    Book 23    Page 214

"Heel," I said.
"Yes, my captor," she said.
I turned to regard her. She would follow me, behind and on the left. In this way the sword arm is not likely to be encumbered.
Vagabonds of Gor    Book 24    Page 381

He called Teibar then waved to the men about, and turning about, took his way from the area of the circle. The slave rose to her feet and hurried after him, to heel him.
Magicians of Gor    Book 25    Page 56

Marcus and I stopped, and Phoebe knelt beside Marcus, back a bit, in close heeling position.
Magicians of Gor    Book 25    Page 113

In moment or two Marcus was again beside me, and Phoebe behind him, on his left. The girl normally heels a right-handed master on the left, that she not encumber the movements of the weapon hand.
Magicians of Gor    Book 25    Page 117

I knelt behind the pit master, to his left. That is the common heeling position.
Witness of Gor    Book 26    Page 321

That woman now, perhaps, with Laura, heeled her master in Brundisium, some paces behind, and to his left.
Prize of Gor    Book 27    Page 222

"Master?" asked Ellen. But already he was threading his way through the crowd, and the fires. Swiftly she fell into place behind him, heeling him, behind his left shoulder, but, given the press of the crowd, much more closely than would normally be the case. A slave girl's heeling distance is a function of a particular situation, of local circumstances, so to speak. In an open area a girl will normally heel three to five paces behind, normally on the left. Whereas following on the left, which is usual, may be a simple matter of gratuitous custom, it might also be noted that this arrangement may have a darker origin. If objects are to be handed to a man, say, a warrior, such as a buckler, or barbed war net, this transfer of articles from the left is not likely to discommode or encumber the most common weapon hand which is, of course, the right. On the other hand, it is thought that following on the left is generally a position of less dignity, and thus appropriate for animals, including slaves. A consideration favoring this possibility is that left-handed Goreans will also, commonly, have their sleen, their slaves, and such, follow on the left. A free woman walks proudly beside a free man or, if the press does not permit this, is often accorded the privilege of preceding him. One of the most humiliating things for a Gorean free woman, after she has been enslaved, other than the loss of her name, is that she must now follow, and neither walk beside nor lead.
Prize of Gor    Book 27    Pages 428 - 429

Cecily had heeled me into the pavilion. After entering with me, she had gone, as was proper, to first obeisance position, beside me, a bit back and to my left.
Swordsmen of Gor    Book 29    Page 194 - 195

Commonly, the slave heels the master, usually behind him on his left, as his sword arm is usually the right arm. In this way her presence is not obtrusive, and is unlikely to either distract or encumber him. Also, in this way, he is usually between the slave and other males, possible danger, and such, that she, unarmed and half naked, may be shielded. This also tends to protect her from free women. Too, of course, the position is one of subordination, and is thus fitting for a slave, and domestic animal. For example, a domestic sleen is also likely to heel the master, and also on the left.
Swordsmen of Gor    Book 29    Page 415

"Heel us," I snapped.
Dutifully the girls fell in behind us, on our left.
Swordsmen of Gor    Book 29    Page 487

Normally the slave remains behind the master, commonly on the left, as she would in heeling him. The free woman, of course, either walks beside the free man, or precedes him. The slave walks behind, for she is a slave. She heels on the left, by custom, as most men are right-handed, and their weapon arm is not to be encumbered. On the other hand, these arrangements are not without value to the slave. In walking behind him, for example, she is protected, sheltered from danger by the wall of his arm and steel.
Swordsmen of Gor    Book 29    Page 568

She increased her pace, to close the gap between herself and her master, that she might follow in prescribed heeling position.
Conspirators of Gor    Book 31    Page 141

Interestingly, the Lady Bina was, in many ways, rather different from the typical Gorean free woman. She had observed other free women, with serving slaves, and so she had me heel her, at the proper distance, on the left, appropriately, head down, but she was not at all strict about my looking about and I frequently did so.
Conspirators of Gor    Book 31    Page 207

I rose to my feet, and tied up, as I could, the torn tunic, and replaced the kerchief. I then, carrying the suls, heeled my Mistress from the market.
Conspirators of Gor    Book 31    Page 216

"May I not heel Master?" I said.
"No," he said, "the trail is too narrow." One heels on the left side, usually a little behind. Much depends on the master, the terrain, the crowding, or such.
Conspirators of Gor    Book 31    Page 417

I shall now speak of him simply as Grendel. I heeled him into the large room, and, when he crouched down, at ease, before the broad dais, I knelt behind him, on his left.
Conspirators of Gor    Book 31    Page 492

His slave, Donna, was behind him, kneeling, on his left, a common position in which a slave heels her master.
Smugglers of Gor    Book 32    Page 389

"We then continued on our way," she said, "I between the two men, and the slave following, behind and on the left."
"That is the common heeling position for a slave," I said.
Rebels of Gor    Book 33    Page 230




 


Injection Position
To The Top

"Lie down there," said Tutina, "on the rug, before his desk, on your right side, with your knees drawn up."
Awkwardly, and with unsteadiness, and some pain, the older woman, tears in her eyes, humiliated, went to her hands and knees, and then to the position to which she had been directed.
"Hereafter," said Tutina, "when you hear the command 'Injection position', in whatever language, you will instantly, and unquestioningly, assume this position."
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 41




 


Inspection Position
To The Top

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   Book 29   Page 16




 


Kneeling Position
To The Top

The kneeling position is, of course, a suitable one for slaves. A slave will normally assume such a position on entering the presence of her master or a free person. She will probably remain in it until permitted to rise. It is a common position, too, for her to assume when she is in attendance of a master, for example, awaiting his notice or commands. Too, she will usually speak to her master from this position, unless, of course, she is lying down, as in making her reports to him, inquiring as to his will, answering questions, and so on. Some masters approve it, too, for purposes of general conversation.
Blood Brothers of Gor   Book 18   Page 246

"Turn about, and kneel before me," I said.
She did so.
"Must I lower my head?" she asked.
"No," I said.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 132

"Kneel," he said.
In consternation, she slipped to her knees, confused.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 193

"Kneel up," said Sumomo. "Lift your head. I would look upon your pretty face."
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 202

"Kneel," he said, sharply.
Swiftly she knelt. She still had much to learn. The slave is not a free woman. The slave commonly addresses requests, petitions, supplications, and such, to the free person from a kneeling position, which is appropriate to her condition. Indeed, this position, suitable to the negligibility, shamefulness, and degradation of her status, is often assumed in the presence of the free.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 324

Tajima strode to her, angrily. "On your knees," he said.
"Head down!" "Yes, Master!" she said. The other girls, alarmed, swiftly assumed this position, as well, one quite meaningful to a woman, a position suitable for a woman, a position of slave submission.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 360

"Get on your knees," I told her.
Swiftly she went to her knees, before us.
I did not want her to bolt away, either in foolishness, or terror.
Kneeling is not merely a posture of submission, it is also a posture in which the slave realizes she is relatively helpless.
It is interesting, how the same position, say, kneeling, can be experienced. It might be experienced as unspeakably humiliating and degrading to a free woman, even debasing, but, to a slave, it is experienced as welcome, warm, fulfilling, desirable, and appropriate. It is a lovely expression of the servitude for which she has longed and in which she revels. It is a lovely expression of her submission to her master, her surrender, wholly, as a female, to him. She is no longer hers, but is now his. On her knees, submitted, is where she is and wants to be. She wants to love and serve, wholly and selflessly. She does not want to be her master's equal. She wants to be her master's slave. Even free women understand this, for they, too, are women.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 463

"You will kneel here," I said. I helped her kneel, easing her into place, as I had thonged her wrists together behind her back. "As you are a free woman," I said, "you may kneel with your knees closely together." It is common on the continent to interrogate slaves in a kneeling position. Indeed, slaves are often in a kneeling position before free persons, unless busied about their duties. Indeed, some masters prefer for the girl to be prone, or supine, or lying on their side, facing them. It depends on the master. Binding the slave's hands behind her back, of course, emphasizes her helplessness, and helps her to keep clearly in mind that she is a slave, wholly subject to free persons. One would not be likely, of course, on the continent, to subject a free woman to such an indignity, unless one had a collar in mind for her.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 541

"Kneel before me, kiss my feet, and declare yourself a slave," said Pertinax.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 561




 


Kneeling to the Whip
To The Top

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.
Captive of Gor   Book 7   Page 200

"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.
Marauders of Gor   Book 9   Page 13

"Kneel to the whip," he said.
I obeyed. I put my head down, and, beneath my body, crossed my wrists, as though they were bound. My back was bowed, ready for whatever punishment he might see fit to administer to me.
Slave Girl of Gor   Book 11   Page 436

"Kneel to the whip, Melpomene!" she ordered her. 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.
Fighting Slave of Gor   Book 14   Page 284




 


Leading Position
To The Top

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   Book 27   Page 78

"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   Book 12   Page 409

"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   Book 15   Page 59

Others passed, too, with slaves in custody, but differently, the slaves bent over, in leading position, their heads at the hips of free men, held there by the hair, these slaves' hands fastened, too, behind their backs.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Page 431

We then thrust them stumbling to the waiting Ashigaru who took the hair of each in a separate hand and, bending them over at the waist, conducted them both in a common leading position to some point of collection.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Page 461

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   Book 30   Page 199

Others were put in painful leading position, one in each hand, their heads held at the hip of their keeper of the moment.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 329

Then she, unsteady, and rubbing her wrists, was taken by the hair, by the proprietor's man, was bent over, at the waist, and, in standard leading position, was conducted to the back of the tavern, and drawn through a thick curtain of layered, dangling, colored beads.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Pages 472 - 473

He twisted her rudely, abruptly, about, and downward, and she was then at his feet, he crouching over her, his hand in her hair. He then straightened up angrily, and, she crying out in pain, jerked her to her feet, and held her beside him, bent over at the waist, her head tight against his hip her head down, facing the floor, she then in leading position. In a moment, she had been conducted to the side of the fellow in blue. Her small hands were on the wrists of the fellow who held her. She was whimpering. As she was held, she could only look down, into the straw. She held her head still, extremely still, to avoid more agony, for the guard's hand was tight in her hair.
Smugglers of Gor   Book 32   Page 60




 


Lesha
To The Top

"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.
Explorers of Gor   Book 13   Page 76

The guard was behind me. "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.
Dancer of Gor   Book 22   Page 365

He approached the slave and indicated that she should stand. He then said, very sharply, "Lesha!"
Instantly the girl turned away from him, lifted her head, turned it to the left, and placed her small wrists, crossed, behind her back.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Page 400




 


Lips To Boots
To The Top

"Lips to boots," I said.
She pressed her lips to my boots, left and right, kissing them, and licking at them.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 153



 


Nadu
To The Top

"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.
Explorers of Gor   Book 13   Page 77

"Nadu!" he cried, loosening the whip coils on her throat. She swiftly knelt, back on her heels, back straight, head high, hands on her thighs, knees wide.
Explorers of Gor   Book 13   Page 80

"Nadu!" said Tajima, sharply.
The girl struggled to nadu, kneeling back on her heels, her head up, her back straight, the palms of her hands down on her thighs. She did not make eye contact with any of the free men, but kept her gaze forward.
It is a beautiful position.
"Split your knees," said Tajima.
"No!" said Pertinax.
"Now!" said Tajima.
The girl spread her knees.
"Wider!" said Tajima. She was, after all, a collar-girl.
The former Miss Wentworth complied, quickly, docilely, with Tajima's command. She had learned obedience to men, slave obedience, in the stable, at the hands of the grooms.
"Please!" protested Pertinax.
"Stay as you are," cautioned Tajima.
The slave remained in the adjusted nadu, as directed. It was a common form of nadu, one almost invariably expected of a particular sort of slave, the pleasure slave.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Pages 382 - 383

"Nadu," whispered the taverner, and the girl went to position, back on heels, knees wide, back straight, the palms of her hands down on her thighs. She kept her head down. Commonly, in nadu, the head is up, the gaze straight ahead, that the beauty of her features be displayed, and that she be in a position to better detect the slightest nuances of her master, either in tone or expression, but neither the taverner nor the stranger exacted this small adjustment.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 10



 


Nestle
To The Top

"Nestle," I told her.
"Yes, Master," she said. She nestled obediently in the crook of my left arm.
Explorers of Gor   Book 13   Page 279




 


Obeisance
To The Top

"Obeisance!" snapped the guardsman.
Instantly Ellen, and her sister slaves, went to first obeisance position, head down to the cement.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 234

When we appeared before her cage, she put her head down to the blanket, the palms of her hands on the floor of the cage, beside her head, It is a lovely gesture of obeisance, and required by many masters of their women.
Mercenaries of Gor   Book 21   Page 340

I pointed to the sand before me.
She immediately, frightened, dropped to her knees and again put her head down to the sand, the palms of her hands, too, on the sand.
Vagabonds of Gor   Book 24   Page 205




 


Position
To The Top

"Position," said another of the men.
Ellen, the beast having released her hair, went to position, kneeling, knees wide, back straight, head up, hands on thighs.
"A pleasure slave," said one of the men.
"Obviously," said another.
Ellen wondered if she should have kept her knees closely together, before Mirus, but she had naturally, instantaneously, not even thinking about it, assumed the wide-kneed position.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Pages 415 - 416

"Position," said the auctioneer to Ellen.
And then Ellen, tears running down her cheeks, knelt appropriately before the men, as what she was, a Gorean pleasure slave, back on heels, back straight, head up, hands down on thighs, knees widely spread.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 491

Her discomfiture amused the human, Peisistratus. "She is kajira?" he inquired of Cabot.
"Yes," said Cabot.
"Why is she not in position?" inquired Peisistratus.
. . .
He removed the switch from his belt.
She regarded the implement disbelievingly.
"Kneel," said Peisistratus to the girl, "now, instantly! Back on your heels. Spread your knees!"
"My knees!" she cried.
"Yes," he said, "widely. More widely! Straighten your back, place your hands, palms down, on your thighs, lift your head, look straight ahead!"
"Never!" she cried.
And then the switch fell savagely upon her, twice.
She screamed in misery.
. . .
"Up, slut, position, position!" said Peisistratus.
Wildly, frantically, sobbing, tears streaming from her eyes, in pain, the brunette knelt before Peisistratus, in position, as required.
"Keep your hands on your thighs!" snapped Peisistratus, for she had dared to move to cover herself.
She complied instantly.
Cabot was pleased to note this alacrity.
Too, he was pleased to see her in position.
She looked well in position, in the position of a Gorean female slave, indeed, rather, in the position of a Gorean female slave of a particular sort, the Gorean female pleasure slave.
Kur of Gor   Book 28   Pages 119 - 120

"Enough," I said. "Position."
She knelt then before me, as before, back on her heels, head up, back straight, the palms of her hands down on her thighs.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 154

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   Book 30   Page 299

"Position!" I said.
"Master!" protested several.
"Need a command be repeated?" I asked.
With cries of misery, and sobs, the slaves, or most, went to position.
"Hold the lamp," I said to Alcinoë.
She took the lamp.
"Please, no," wept slave after slave.
I drew away blankets, which had not fallen about the slaves.
"Backs straight," I said. "Lift your heads. Peer straight ahead. Shake the hair behind your shoulders."
I looked about, from one slave to another.
It was pleasant to do so.
"Shoulders back," I said. "Suck in your belly. Palms of your hands down on your thighs, firmly. Feel them there."
"Please, Master," sobbed a girl. "We are high slaves!"
"Many of us were once of high caste!" said another.
"Split your knees," I said.
"Master!" wept a girl.
"Wider," I said.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Pages 337 - 338

She was before me, in position, kneeling back on her heels, her back straight, her head up, looking ahead, the palms of her hands down on her thighs, her knees spread, this making clear the nature of her bondage.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 565

"Position," I said. She went to position, kneeling back on her heels, her back straight her belly in, her shoulders back, her head up the palms of her hands down on her thighs. One does not break "position" without permission. Smugglers of Gor   Book 32   Page 50

"Position," called a fellow himself descending from the ship splashing, and wading to shore. So, cold, wet, and shivering, miserable, we went to "position," kneeling back on our heels, our backs straight, our heads up looking ahead, our knees spread, as the slaves we were, the palms of our hands down on our thighs. "Ai!" I cried, in misery, lashed at the side of the neck by a switch. He had come up behind me, from having brought a small barrel to shore. "Are you not to be in position, your eyes forward?" he inquired. "Yes, Master!" I said. "Forgive me, Master!" I had twisted about, just a little from time to time, to watch the men. "Ha!" he said. "And you two, your eyes are now forward!" "Yes, Master!" they said. Then they cried out, "Forgive me, Master!" I heard their cries, to my right, as the switch struck twice. I was not the only one, it seemed, who had been curious. The side of my neck stung. I had been reminded that a lapse from position, however slight is not acceptable.
Smugglers of Gor   Book 32   Page 91

"Position!" he snapped. Instantly, reflexively, I went to position, kneeling back on my heels, back straight, head up hands palm down on thighs, looking forward, not meeting his eyes, knees spread. Smugglers of Gor   Book 32   Page 127




 


Position of the Pleasure Slave
To The Top

"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 on the tiles, and lowered her head to the tiles. Then she straightened up, her back straight, assuming the position of the pleasure slave, though keeping her head bowed, deferentially.
Rouge of Gor   Book 15   Page 299

She knelt before him, in her collar, in the basic position of the Gorean pleasure slave, back on her heels, her back straight, her head up, the palms of her hands on her thighs, her knees spread, widely.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 116

"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   Book 28   Pages 662 - 663

The position of the pleasure slave, of course, is also respectful, but it is also provocative, and inviting. It must leave no doubt in the observer's mind as to what sort of slave she is. The palms of her hands are usually down on her thighs, and her head up, but, if she is petitioning caresses, as is not uncommon, the palms are usually up, the backs of the hands on the thighs.
. . .
The palms, then, so offered to the master, with their exposed, sweet, sensitive cupping, the backs of the hands down on the thighs, as though bound to them, as though not permitted to leave them without permission, present a sign not difficult to read. Too, at the same time, the girl's head is usually lowered. This makes clear her humility and need, and how much she is at the mercy of the master, for the least touch.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Pages 180 - 181

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   Book 29   Page 181

In the position of the pleasure slave the woman kneels as an obvious pleasure slave. There is no doubt as to what she is for. Masters may, of course, instruct their slave as to how to kneel before them. Most commonly she kneels back on her heels, her head up her back straight, and the palms of her hands down on her thighs. In the position of the common slave, or the tower slave, on the continent, the knees are held closely together; in the position of the pleasure slave, they are separated, spread vulnerably. This accentuates the softness of her thighs. As mentioned, there is to be no doubt as to what she is for. Whereas most commonly the head is raised, that the master may observe the beauty of her features and read her tiniest expression, and note how beautifully her throat is encircled with his collar, some masters prefer the slave's head to be lowered, submissively. Indeed, some masters do not permit a slave to look into their eyes, unless commanded to do so. Some masters, too, prefer for the hands to be held behind the back, as though bound, the head either up, or lowered, submissively.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Pages 409 - 410




 


Primary Slave Position
To The Top

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   Book 28   Page 400




 


Second Obeisance Position
To The Top

"Second obeisance position," he said.
Ellen went prone, before him, her hands at the sides of her head.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 191

"Return me to my master!" she cried, putting herself to her belly, pleading, in second obeisance position, before Targo.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 226

The usual second obeisance position has the slave go to her belly, her hands on either side of her head.
Swordsmen of Gor   Book 29   Page 195

"Now," I said, "to second obeisance position."
"Please," she protested, her head to the deck.
"Must a command be repeated?" I inquired.
"No!" she said.
The repetition of a command is often a cause for discipline, and she was well aware of what that might involve.
She was now on her belly before me, her hands at the sides of her head.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 153

It was also noted that now, before Pani warriors, they did not kneel, but prostrated themselves, putting themselves instantly, trembling, to second obeisance position, prone, hands to the sides of their head, eyes to the ground.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 421



 


She-Tarsk
To The Top

"Assume the position of the she-tarsk," I said. She went to all fours.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 144




 


Slave-lips
To The Top

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   Book 18   Page 111




 


Standard Binding Position
To The Top

"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."
Slave Girl of Gor   Book 11   Page 125




 


Stay
To The Top

"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   Book 21   Page 52




 


Submission
To The Top

She had risen and walked across the room, her feet bare on the stone floor, and dropped to her knees before me, lowering her head and lifting and extending her hands to me, the wrists crossed. The ritual significance of the gesture of submission was not lost on me; her wrists were offered to me, as if for binding.
Tarnsman of Gor   Book 1   Page 67

"Submit," I told them.
They knelt before me, back on their heels, head down, arms lifted and extended, wrists crossed as though for binding.
"I submit myself," said each, in turn.
They need not be bound. They need not be collared. They need not even have spoken. The posture of submission itself, assumed by them before me, constituted them my slaves. They were now mine.
Hunters of Gor   Book 8   Page 182

Then suddenly one girl turned from the forest and fled to a crewman, kneeling before him, back on her heels, head down, arms extended, wrists crossed as though for binding. He gestured that she should rise and get into a longboat. She did so, his slave.
Hunters of Gor   Book 8   Page 310




 


Sula
To The Top

"Sula, Kajira!" said the man.
She slid her legs from under her and lay on her back, her hands at her sides, palms up, her legs open.
Explorers of Gor   Book 13   Page 77

Why had he not, at least, issued the "Sula!" command? That was one of several commands she had been trained to respond to instantly. Upon hearing this command, the slave immediately assumes a supine position, her hands at her sides, palms up, her legs open.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 124

Why had he not, at least, issued the 'Sula!' command? That was one of several commands she had been trained to respond to instantly. Upon hearing this command, the slave immediately assumes a supine position, her hands at her sides, palms up, her legs open.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 124




 


Thigh
To The Top


I did not give her the "thigh" or "brand" command, but I had little doubt she was now marked. In response to such a command those such as she must kneel on the right knee and extend the left leg gracefully, bared to the hip. The most common marking site on such as she is high on the left thigh, under the hip.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 55




 


Tower
To The Top

"Your knees!" said the Lady Bina.
"Mistress?" said the slave.
"Should they not be spread?"
"She is in the presence of a free woman," said Cabot. "It is thus appropriate that she kneels in the Tower position."
Kur of Gor   Book 28   Page 342

They had apparently all been warned, for, though each was a pleasure slave, they knelt in the modest, charming position of what, on the continent, would be referred to as the position of the tower slave, their knees closely together. I did not doubt but what this was because a free woman was to be present, Sumomo. Their backs were straight and the palms of their hands were down, on their thighs.
Rebels of Gor   Book 33   Page 197




 


Whip Position
To The Top

In moments the slave, stripped, her wrists crossed and bound, and fastened over her head, to a stout, overhanging branch, that her beauty might be protected, that she might not be dashed against a post or tree trunk, was in whip position.
Kur of Gor   Book 28   Page 477





 


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I then lifted her up, in effect kneeling her, and then bent her back, her head back to the dirt, that the warriors might assess the bow of her beauty.
Mercenaries of Gor   Book 21   Page 62


I then bent her back, one hand on a thigh, the other on the back of her collar, in a slave bow, for the inspection of the young fellows.
Renegades of Gor   Book 23   Page 300


He then put his left hand on the side of the captive's waist and, with her wrists enfolded in his grasp, bent her backwards, to exhibit the bow of her delights.
Witness of Gor   Book 26   Page 421


He then, angrily, took the Lady Constanzia by the hair and bent her backwards, exhibiting the bow of her beauty.
Witness of Gor   Book 26   Page 467


Then she felt his massive hand in her hair, tight, and he pulled her up to an erect kneeling position.
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She then felt her body, her hair in his grip, his left hand on her left knee, bent backward, until she was helpless before him; the 'slave bow,' as the expression is, of her vulnerable, owned beauty thusly exhibited for his attention, or assessment.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Page 141


The rope was then lifted and a length of it looped twice about the slave's neck and knotted there. In this fashion a single rope may be used for both binding and leashing. This is not all that unusual on Gor. One end secures the slave's wrists, the center collars her, and the remainder, the free end, serves as a leash or tether. It may also be used, of course, if one wishes to immobilize her, to fasten her ankles together. Her ankles may be simply bound or, if one wishes, tied closely to her wrists. That tie is sometimes spoken of, properly or not, as the 'slave bow.' It may be called that simply because the slave's wrists and ankles are bound together, and this bends her body, in a natural bow, or it may be called that because of a supposed analogy with exhibitory slave bows, in which, for example, on a slave block, a slave might be bent backward, or knelt, and her head drawn by the hair back to the floor, and so on. These exhibition bows are often utilized in showing the slave, as they accentuate the delights of her figure. There are a number of 'tethering slave bows,' of course, for example, for fastening a slave over a saddle, a wheel, a piece of furniture, or such. These diverse uses and meanings, of course, are not mutually exclusive, because a slave might well be displayed in a 'tethering slave bow.' Some conjecture that the original meaning of 'slave bow' has to do with exhibition. Accordingly, it is their speculation that the 'tethering slave bows' are derivative from that primary usage, that of exhibition. This would make sense because the 'tethering slave bows' certainly do exhibit the slave, as well as rendering her helpless. Others seem to feel that the basic meaning is that of a form of secure and revelatory binding, in which the slave is helplessly and delightfully displayed, and that the exhibitory usages of the expression are secondary, being founded upon, and derivative from, this more basic, original usage. On the other hand, as most suppose, and as seems most plausible to the slave, these usages may very well have been developed independently, both based on the obvious consequences on the slave's body of a certain form of handling or manner of binding. There seems to be some division among Goreans on this matter. And doubtless it is not of great importance. Please forgive this excursion into speculative etymology. Ellen finds such matters fascinating, perhaps in part because she has been so handled and so roped. What is perfectly clear and indisputable is that in Gorean 'slave bow', putting aside considerations of origin, derivation and chronology, and such, has the basic meaning of the forming of the slave's body into a bow, and two application meanings, one pertaining to a modality of exhibition and the other to a modality of binding. Abstract obscurity, as usual, vanishes in concrete context. As this phenomenon is common in many languages, it is not surprising that it should appear in Gorean, as well. A stripped free woman might, of course, be put in a 'slave bow,' without compromising the meaning of the expression. And the free woman might find this situation instructive, and anticipatory.
Prize of Gor   Book 27   Pages 574 - 575


"Let me see her," said Lord Grendel.
Statius seized her by the hair and pulled her up, kneeling, so that Lord Grendel could see her face.
"Bend her backward," said Cabot.
This was done and the body of the Lady Bina was then placed in the position of the slave bow.
Kur of Gor   Book 28   Page 516

Others had been placed in the slave bow.
Mariners of Gor   Book 30   Page 333

The item had been placed in the slave bow, bent backwards, the auctioneer's hand in her hair.
Smugglers of Gor   Book 32   Page 17