Ulrick had not even told me the sort of slave I was.
He had laughed, and informed me that I would learn from men. He put his thumb in this and scrawled a "Kef" on my belly, the first letter of "Kajira." "It is your attestation paper, together with your white ribbon, being nailed to the wall in the vestibule of the tavern," she said.
"The feminine type of male silk slave, incidentally, for better or for worse, is seldom selected for breeding purposes.
It has been found that intelligence, of a feminine sort, as opposed to the pseudomasculine type of intelligence often found in women with large amounts of male hormones, is commonly linked, apparently genetically, with these two hitherto mentioned properties. Goreans, through recognizing the legal and economic legitimacy of male slavery, do not regard it as possessing the same biological sanction as attaches to female slavery.
Then I felt him, and I could not have stopped him, had I wished to do so, as I was chained, remove the white-silk ribbon from my collar. A pleasure slave is more than merely a girl that is used for sexual gratification.
In a moment he had fastened something else there, in its place, doubtless another ribbon, doubtless the red-silk ribbon which had been given to him earlier by Mirus. In fact, the slave girl who is a pleasure slave, has gone through extensive training in the arts of pleasing, subject to an accreditation process by a slaver's house.
We had never been told, in so many words, that that was the sort of slave we were.
Perhaps the Gorean girls had understood, clearly enough, but I do not think we girls of Earth had, at least not is so direct a way, not in the way, certainly, which seemed to be summarized so clearly and succinctly by that one expression.
The natural situation, in the mind of many Goreans, is that the master set/slave relation is one which ideally exists between man and woman, with the woman in the property position.