Basic Slave Positions
Positional Protocol Training

For purposes of expedience, not exclusion, this page is written from a Master / female slave perspective.   The slave positions outlined here are common to many different protocols and would be applicable to both male or female slaves alike.  Author John Norman did a good job in describing most of these positions in his Gor series of books, and those who practice Gorean protocols will be quick to recognize most of them.  However this is not a page about Gorean positions specifically.  It is because of the large number of Gorean enthusiasts that have shared information on the Internet about slave positions that the Gorean names for these positions have become well known, and as such, are in common usage outside of less open protocols.  Of course, if you don't want to use Gorean terms, you're obviously free to use different names for the various positions as you please.  In most cases, I've given you alternative names to use.

You will notice that in many cases, subtle variations are available that can be used at the Master's discretion.  While many novices might think there is a "perfect" or "right" way to do each of these positions, the truth is that each Master trains his slave to his own liking.  Until slave positions become an Olympic sport, it is up to the Master to decide what is perfect form for his slave.  Of course, control of the slave, her grace under movement, and subtle positioning of her body for beauty are immediately obvious even to the casual observer, so each Master should strive for these goals in their slaves.

If you happen to know of an alternative name for a particular position as it's known within another protocol, I would love for you to write me to let me know about it as well as any other information on the position you'd like to share.  Also any input on variations of these positions would be helpful as well.  

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Nadu or Kneeling Position

This is the most basic of all the positions. This is the position a slave is in most of the time. The slave kneels before her Master, her head held high, eyes downcast, knees spread wide open, shoulders back keeping her back straight (or arched slightly), breasts thrust outward. Her hands lie on her thighs, palms facing upward.  Some may like for the ankles to be crossed. 

There is a variation where the slave only spreads her thighs when directly in front of her Master.  If he should move away from her, she should turn in his direction keeping her body facing him, but close her thighs (the Tower Slave Position) until he is once again in directly in front of her.

Variations of hand positions also exist, including palms facing downward, palms upwards or facing outwards, fingers spread wide apart, crossing the wrists with the hands resting in the lap, wrists crossed behind the back, and fingers interlaced behind the neck.

Tower Slave or Kneeling Modestly Position

This is a variation of the kneeling (nadu) position in which the slave kneels in the same way, but with her knees pulled together. The slave's hands typically rest on her thighs facing downward, however any of the hand variations described in the nadu position could also be used.

Some may not consider this as a separate position from the kneeling position, only a variation of it based on whether the Master is directly in front of her at the time.

Sulu or Prone Position

In this position, a slave lays upon her back, her hands at her sides, palms upward, her legs widely spread, to await her Master's pleasure.

 

Sulu-ki or Raised Prone Position

This position is almost identical to the sula position, except once she has assumed the sula position she slowly lifts her hips up off the floor, as if beckoning him with her body, encouraging her sexual use by him.

Leasha Or Leash Position

This position is used to attach a leash. She kneels, her back to her Master, with her chin lifted and head turned to the left, offering her collar for leashing. Her wrists are behind her back, ready, if needed, to be snapped into slave bracelets.

In a variation on this position, the slave remains either standing or kneeling, depending upon the current position she is in, and then turns and puts her back to her Master, her chin up, her head turned to the left so a leash may be attached to her collar.

Bracelets Position

This position is used to put on slave bracelets for chaining the slave.  She places her hands behind her back, her shoulders pushed back, her breasts thrust outward, and her hands clasped tightly behind her back and ready for bracelets to be placed on her.

In an alternative to this position, the slave stands gracefully before her Master, with her hips slightly turned to one side, her back and shoulders erect, her wrists crossed behind her back and her head turned to the left, in anticipation of having slave bracelets attached to her wrists.

Ko Lar or Collaring Position or Submit Position

The slave kneels at the Masterís feet and leans her body back, sitting upon her heels, with her arms extended upward, crossed at the wrists, and her head beneath them lowered in submission.  This is particularly good in a collaring ceremony.

Hair Position

The slave stands, her feet flat on the floor, and bows gracefully at the waist, that her hair might fall forward for display, or to be shorn, seized, or used for any purpose that the Master desires.

Leading Position

The slave stands and moves behind her Master, bending at the waist. She places her hands behind her and puts the side of her head to her Masterís hip, that he might lead her easily by the hair or collar while walking.

Kneeling to the Whip or Whipping Position

Turning and facing away from her Master, the slave first assumes the kneeling position (nadu), though with her arms crossed in front of her. With her crossed arms stretched out before her, she then leans forward and places her head to the floor, first sweeping her hair forward over her shoulders in order that her back might be fully exposed to the whip.

An alternative for this position is for the slave to cross her arms across her chest and under her as she then lowers her head to the floor.  Variations as to space between the thighs and raising the backside up for an easier spanking position are also available.

Bara Position

In this position, the slave lays on her stomach, face down and turned to the left with her wrists crossed behind her back. Her ankles are crossed, as well, as if for binding.

Belly Position

In this position, the slave assumes a face down position, her head is turned to the left, arms are at her sides with the palms turned up, and her legs are parted widely.

A variation of this position has the slave with her palms pressed flat to the ground on either side of her head.

Obeisance Position

Giving obeisance to the Master is as much a series of moves as it is any single position.  In one common position of slave obeisance, the slave kneels (nadu) before her Master. The slave then bends forward and lowers her head to the floor, her arms outstretched, the palms of her hands pressed to the floor. 

In another variation, the slave lowers herself onto her belly on the floor. She then inches forward, remaining low on her belly, and upon reaching the Master's feet, she licks and kisses them.  Afterwards she takes the Master's foot and places it gently upon her head. She then lowers his foot again to the floor, and kisses it again. She then may inch backwards a bit, still on her belly.

In a variation, the slave goes to the floor, laying upon her stomach, face down before the Master. She turns her head and places her cheek against his feet, kissing them lightly in a gesture of love and submission.

Old Guard protocols place a whole style of service around what's called "Boot Service", so there is a considerable amount of variations on this theme.  This is a wonderful way for a slave to start service to her Master and to gain serious head space.

The Slaver's Kiss or Usage Position

The slave falls to the floor upon all fours, and lowers her head to the ground, with her buttocks thrust upward and her thighs widely spread, exposing her hindquarters fully in preparation for the caress of the leather whip against her body. 

A variation on this position has the slave fall to the floor upon all fours, and keeps her head straight, her eyes looking forward, with her buttocks thrust upward and her thighs widely spread in preparation for the sexual use of the Master.

A second variation has the slave put her head down with her hands clasped firmly behind her neck. 

She-Sleen Position

In this position, the slave falls to her hands and knees, her head down on the floor, her hindquarters thrust high for viewing and/or her Masterís pleasure.  Typically, this position is used for humility training, and the slave is made to do her duties using her teeth to hold things and without using her hands.  As she crawls around on all fours, she may also be used by her Master sexually.  She may also be made to eat from the floor or a bowl on the floor.

 

There are many more positions than what's been described thus far.  Here are a few listed by category.  Name them as you like.

Attention Positions

  • The slave stands upright, legs spread moderately, hands clasped behind her back above her ass.

  • The slave stands upright, legs spread moderately, hands clasped behind her neck.

Spanking Positions

  • The slave lies over her Master's lap, hands and feet on floor.

  • The slave lies over her Master's lap, feet on floor with hands clasped behind neck.

  • The slave lies over her Master's lap, her inside leg trapped between his legs, and her hands on floor.

  • The slave lies over her Master's lap, her genitals against his.

  • The slave straddles her Master facing his feet, her hands on floor with her ass slightly raised in front of him.

Paddling Positions

  • The slave stands with her legs spread moderately, bent at waist, hands on her legs below her knees.

  • The slave stands with legs spread moderately, bent at waist, with her hands clasped behind her neck.

Crawling Positions

  • The slave goes to her hands and knees with her legs vertical and moderately spread. Her head is lowered in humility.

  • The slave goes to her knees and elbows with her arms stretched forward, her legs slightly spread, and her back arched.

  • The slave goes to her knees and elbows with her hands on her elbows, her legs slightly spread, and her back arched.

  • The slave goes to her knees and elbows with her hands pinching opposite nipples, her legs slightly spread, and her back arched.

  • The slave goes to her knees, leaning forward with her face and breasts on floor. Her hands reach back to grip her ankles.

Sexual Usage Positions

  • The slave lies on her back with her legs spread very wide and straight, and her hands clasped behind her head.

  • The slave lies on her back with her legs spread very wide and moderately bent, and her hands clasped behind her head.

  • The slave lies on her back with her legs spread very wide and completely bent and her feet against her ass.  Her hands are clasped behind her head.

  • The slave lies on her back with her legs spread very wide and moderately bent, and her hands holding her genitals spread open to view.


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