They, as slaves, knew enough not to ask for an explanation of this seemingly peculiar command
They, as slaves, knew enough not to ask for an explanation of this seemingly peculiar command. To be sure, both, clearly, were curious as to its motivation. A Gorean saying has it that curiosity is not becoming in a kajira, but, of course, kajirae, as any member of their wonderful, beautiful sex, are extremely, delightfully inquisitive creatures. Their curiosity is one of the things that makes women both dear and troublesome. A free woman might have asked for some explanation of the command, and with tenacity, and with impunity, but a slave, equally or more curious, would not be likely to do so, fearing to be put head down on her belly over a trunk or saddle.
“Is curiosity becoming in a kajira?” inquires the master.
“No, Master!” is the response.
Then the switch falls smartly across her fundament. The question is usually repeated three times, each time receiving the same response, and followed by the same swift admonitory stroke.
Punishments may, of course, be various, and more severe. Usually, of course, one simply reminds her that curiosity is not becoming in a kajira. As kajirae are usually quite intelligent a word to the wise is usually sufficient. If it is not, there is always the switch or, in serious cases, the lash. It is amusing to sense a slave trying to ferret out information, indirectly, with seemingly irrelevant remarks or observations, or such. Apparently, for some reason, ignorance of one thing or another can be very disturbing for a female, sometimes seemingly excruciatingly so. I suppose this is a tribute in its way to their intelligence, as well as to their charming nosiness or busybodiness. But let them be kept in ignorance. Do not assuage their excited female curiosity; rather, keep it tantalizingly unsatisfied. Indeed, is the light-hearted, nonchalant infliction of this exquisite torment on slaves not one of a master’s many pleasures? It is acceptable, of course. They are in collars.
Players of Gor, p. 382