kajira/kajirus on Gor

This comes from a personal site which will probably disappear when Tripod starts to dump it’s free hosting.

Male slaves/ submissives following the Gorean ways are kind of rare.  The only thing I really hear about is collaring. There is more to it. It has a lot of ceremony and tradition. It’s quiet and calm (at least that’s how I have seen it to be) versus the aggressive sort of D/s men talk about and claim to want. Of course, you can bring in other ideas and adapt anything, but I generally like the softer, quiet and composed side of the Gorean kajirus way.

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Things to do on a Long Weekend

It’s the long weekend here and I’m being kind of lazy. There are things I should be doing, there are things I could be doing. But, I’m not doing them. I am looking at Femdom images instead.

Here are the places I have been:

This photo came from Gorean Kajirus blog on Tumblr.
This one came from Naked Photos of your Dad.  It led me to no goodys photostream on Flickr.

kajirus

If you read the books of Gor by John Norman you will eventually discover the word, kajirus. This is a male slave in the fictional world of Gor. Beyond the books you can find Gorean types online in the virtual reality of games and the social reality of chat and forums. Once upon a time I would listen and even moderately participate in IRC Gorean chats. It was an interesting experience, a social exploration.

The male slaves in the Gorean style of submission have a lot of rules. Very exacting, specific rules about their every thing they do or don’t do. I am interested in some of this, but I know I could never have the patience to micro manage someone too exactingly. It would make me crazy. I also know I would not be interested in the fetish for adult babies for pretty much the same reasons.

I think, no matter what I like to do with a male I still expect him to be an adult, to be able to stand on his own two feet and to know that when a Mac truck is barreling towards him he needs to get out of the way. Basic old fashioned things like knowing when to get out of the rain should not have to be managed. Unless, I tell him to stand in the rain because his sad, drenched look is making me laugh. Even then, as the Dom, it is my responsibility to only keep him out there a short time. It is his responsibility to let me know that he is colder than I think he is.

Anyway, I cut and pasted a bit about the Gorean kajirus just for my own interest:

Special Rules for the kajirus…

Women are not the only gender that may be enslaved on Gor. Men also may face that fate, though in far fewer numbers.The number of male slaves on Gor is very low, especially in the cities. Only about 10% of all the slaves on Gor are males. Men captured during wars or raids are usually slain instead of being taken captive and enslaved. Most male slaves are either debtors or criminals though a small number are captives.

Male slaves are mainly enslaved for economic reasons, as cheap labor. The Gorean philosophy of “natural order” supports female slavery but it does not support male slavery. Gorean society though recognizes the validity, legality and economic necessity of male slavery. It is a more practical decision and not one based on a deeper philosophy. Under these justifications, anyone can be enslaved. Not all societal institutions need be based on an underlying philosophical foundation. Some are simply practical concepts.

Few male slaves are considered valuable and they generally do not garner high prices, even at auction. The primary exceptions are male silk slaves and exotics. The normal high price for a male slave, not a silk slave or exotic, is a silver tarsk. Many female slaves would sell for more than that amount. There are also very few male slaves with long pedigrees. There are few reasons to breed male slaves except as exotics. Nearly any Gorean man can serve as a typical work slave.

The most common types of male slaves are the work slaves. They are usually used on cargo galleys, mines, great farms or as porters on wharves. Many cities use male slaves for some of the more unpleasant labor in the cities, such as in the refuse pits or cleaning the public baths.Most men work on chains with other slaves. In some cities like Ar, an unchained male slave is rarely ever seen.

The most valuable male slave though is usually the silk slave, a certified woman’s slave, akin to a Pleasure Slave. They are handsome men who have been specially trained to tend to a woman’s needs. They are sold in special women’s auctions that are closed to free men. Silk slaves generally sell for higher prices than many female slaves. Most silk slaves will sell for four to six silver tarsks. This is basically a matter of supply and demand, as there are very few such silk slaves on Gor. Most Gorean men make poor silk slaves. There are masculine and feminine male silk slaves. Some women fear the more masculine ones, worrying that such men will turn on them one day, enslaving them. Others secretly delight in that possibility. The feminine ones are rarely used for breeding. Free women think little of hiding their naked bodies from their silk slaves. Many free women though will not kiss their silk slaves as they do not wish to put their lips on a slave. A silk slave grows to know his Mistress quite well and is able recognize her body even when she is robed and veiled. Gorean men generally despise silk slaves and do not treat them well. When a city is captured, the victors often kill the silk slaves out of disgust.

Male slaves rarely have locked collars. Normally their collar is a band of iron hammered about their neck. There is also no distinctive garb for male slaves as Goreans do not want them to discover how numerous they are, especially in the cities. The wool of the hurt is often used for male slave garments as it absorbs perspiration well. In many cities, female slaves must always openly wear a symbol of their bondage such as a collar. Male slaves are exempt from this law for the same reason why they do not wear distinctive garb. Goreans worry about a revolt by male slaves.

Female slaves normally despise male slaves. They consider themselves the rightful property of only free persons. It is considered a great shame for a female slave to have to touch a male slave. Male slaves though are often permitted to have a female slave for their pleasure, especially as a reward. But, a male slave might be killed for touching a female slave without permission. Female slaves show contempt toward male slaves because they do not see them as real men, because they have been made slave.

Male slaves commonly kneel, like women do. They do not sit cross-legged like Free Men. Depending on the preference of their master, their knees may be spread or not. It is more expensive to feed male slaves than females slaves. In many other ways, male slaves are treated like female slaves. They are still considered only property. They must show respect to all free persons and are subject to discipline by any free person.

Male slaves though receive more opportunities to win their freedom though usually only in very dangerous situations. Male slaves might be freed and armed if their city is being attacked and additional men are needed. Few Earth men are brought to Gor to be slaves.