The typical Gorean master has no interest whatsoever in whipping a slave merely to whip her
The typical Gorean master has no interest whatsoever in whipping a slave merely to whip her, any more than he would whip another animal, say, a verr or kaiila, merely to whip them. That would be pointless and stupid. It is not Gorean. The Gorean master wants his slave, of course, to be perfect in attentiveness, obedience, responsiveness, and such. He expects, and will have, instant and perfect compliance with his wishes. Accordingly he keeps her under a firm and perfect discipline, but a consistent discipline. The Gorean master, after a training period, is extremely unlikely to be cruel to a slave who is sincerely trying to serve and be pleasing.
He finds her lovely to look upon, and excruciatingly physically desirable. She is, after all, a slave, and his. Why should he hurt her? Why would he wish to do so? What would be the point of it? What would it accomplish? To do so, too, would be counterproductive. It would be inconsistent discipline, and would be likely to dismay and confuse her. Rather he is likely to encourage her, and to commend her when she does well. She may be thrown a candy, on her belly, or allowed a pastry. Perhaps he may grant her clothing, if she has been hitherto denied it. Slave garb, of course. Scanty, revealing, exciting, garb in which she and others are in no doubt as to her slavery. He may send her on an errand, or take her with him on a leash. Slaves are grateful for small kindnesses. The better an animal is treated the more devoted it is likely to be. This is part of the management and husbandry of slaves.
This is not to deny, as suggested, that a slave may be subjected to numerous blows, commands and strictures in her training. That is not unusual, but the girls, most of whom are highly intelligent, learn quickly. It is only the stupid girls who have more than their share of stripes, but, sooner or later, even they learn. But, a girl who is beyond her initial trainings, who has well learned her lessons, her movements, attitudes, services, and such, who has come to understand her collar, and that she is truly in it, and that her master is truly her master, and who is sincerely and honestly, and humbly, and passionately and devotedly, endeavoring to please him is unlikely to much feel the lash; she knows, of course, that she will be whipped if she exhibits the least laxity in her service or demeanor. That she expects, as a slave.
On the other hand, it should be understood, and clearly, that to cause severe, unwonted, gratuitous pain is not Gorean. That is not the Gorean way. I do not think that Goreans would even understand that. The Gorean culture is so open and sexually fulfilling that females, at least slaves, are almost invariably looked upon not with hostility but with great pleasure and interest, as loot, as properties, as prizes and treasures, as something to be mastered, to be owned, to be relished and ravished, not hurt.
Magicians of Gor, p. 328-331