Most slaves, and even the highest and most preferred of slaves occasionally, are used at the foot of the couch.
Most slaves, and even the highest and most preferred of slaves occasionally, that they may not forget they are slaves, are used at the foot of the couch.
The surface of the couch is usually reserved for a Free Companion. Indeed, many Free Companions will not even enter upon a couch if they suspect that a slave has served on its surface.
Accordingly, it is understood that it is a mark of considerable favor for a slave to be allowed on the couch. Before entering upon it she will commonly kneel beside it and, head down, gratefully lift and kiss its coverlets or furs. She is acutely sensitive of the honor, however undeserved, that is shown her, that she, no more than a slave, will be permitted to share the couch of a free man.
Magicians of Gor, p. 626