Introduction to Slave Positions

Before getting into the detail of listing and describing all the possible combinations of Slave Positions that can be found all over the internet, it is important to define what are Slave Positions and to clarify the positions that will be listed here.

One reason for rituals such as kajira positions is that they express and reinforce social values and relationships. For example, as recently as the early 1960’s, men in the U.S. tipped their hats to a woman they knew as she passed by on the street, and if a man stopped to talk with a woman, he would usually take his hat off (these customs reflected “chivalrous” values commonly held in the U.S. at the time). Also, from a psychological point of view, doing such activities can often help you feel the suitable emotions. So on the most basic level, people who smile can often feel a little happier just from smiling. Similarly, if one gets into the spirit of the thing at all (rather than participating with feelings of pure bitter ironic mockery), then performing rituals of respect can help one feel respectful. As John Norman says in another context, “She may begin by acting, but after some days or weeks, she will presumably shift into feeling.” Thus doing kajira positions could help women feel sexually desirable as well as vulnerable, while reinforcing Gorean social status distinctions between kajirae and free men. 

For the master, such positions allow him to feel pride of mastery (by exacting kajira obedience), to place a kajira in various appealing or provocative poses, and to position her suitably for what he wants to do with her next (whether applying restraints, lovemaking, etc.).

I will only include in this listing the Slave Positions that are referred to as such in the Books (1st Obeisance, 2nd Obeisance, Bara, Nadu, etc.).

Obviously I can command a kajira to assume a certain position, and then I can give that position a certain name and use it often with my Kajirae, but at no moment can I include it as a Slave Position from the Books.

Additionally, a difference between a Master putting a slave in a particular position and a command for a slave to adopt a particular position. If I grab a slave by the ankles and held her upside-down with her hands behind her back, I can call it the “Upside-Down Position”, but in no moment I can command a slave to adopt that position by herself.

Therefore, a Slave Position must respect 2 principles to be accepted:

  • Have Book references to support the Commanded Slave Position
  • Be a position that a slave can assume by her own when commanded

From the study of the Books, the main positions that I’ll start by describing are the following (feel free to refer me additional positions with the according quotes to support them):

There are some very commonly known slave positions that do not fit in these rules, and therefore will not be included here because they cannot be classified as Commanded Slave Positions described in the Books:

  • Gorean Bow
  • Karta
  • Suga

©2020 – Written By Azrael Phoenix

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