Nadu; (position), at this command, a slavegirl will kneel back on her heels, with her knees spread wide, back straight, hands on thighs, head up, eyes lowered; (ie: to assume the position of a Pleasure Slave). NOTE: The common nadu position is PALMS DOWN. It seems to be an onlinism that the palms in nadu are always up. The same thing is with the position of the head. Though there are variations mentioned at the books:
I was before him in the position of the pleasure slave, in nadu, back straight, head up, hands palm downvar1 on thighs, belly in, shoulders back, kneeling back on heels, knees spread. This was common nadu. Some masters prefer the hands behind the backvar2, the right hand grasping the left wrist, if the girl is right handed, and the left hand grasping the right wrist, if the girl is left handed. Some masters, too, prefer for the head to be bowed, in subserviencevar3. In the common nadu, as required in the complex, and insisted upon by Nora, the hands are to be visible and the head raised. Some say the hands are to be visible in order that the slave cannot conceal within them a package, a pellet, a powder, a weapon, or such. One supposes that may be a consequence of the position, but, one supposes, as slaves could scarcely have access to such things, that one must look furher. Aside from the aesthetic aspects of the matter, namely revealing the small, sweet loveliness of a woman’s hands, the small wrists, almost asking to be bound, and such, it facilitates a common begging gesture, one which is lovely and subtle. One merely changes the position of the hands, by turning the backs of the hand to the thighsvar4 (palms up). This exposes the soft, concave, curved tenderness of the palms, open, sensitive, and vulnerable, to the master.
Book 31, Conspirators of Gor: Chapter 3
Nadu (palms down) Edit
Nadu common; (positon), common nadu position, the slave
girl kneelingback on her heels, knees wide spread, back straight, head up, hands palm down on thighs, belly in.
I was before him in the position of the pleasure slave,in nadu, back straight, head up, hands palm down on thighs, belly in, shoulders back, kneeling back on heels, knees spread. This was common nadu.
Book 31, Conspirators of Gor: Chapter 30
Her discomfiture amused the human, Peisistratus. "She is kajira?" he inquired of Cabot. "Yes," said Cabot.
"Why is she not in position?" inquired Peisistratus.
. . .
He removed the switch from his belt.
She regarded the implement disbelievingly.
"Kneel," said Peisistratus to the girl, "now, instantly! Back on your heels. Spread your knees!"
"My knees!" she cried.
"Yes," he said, "widely. More widely! Straighten your back, place your hands, palms down, on your thighs, lift your head, look straight ahead!"
"Never!" she cried.
And then the switch fell savagely upon her, twice.
She screamed in misery.
. . .
"Up, slut, position, position!" said Peisistratus.
Wildly, frantically, sobbing, tears streaming from her eyes, in pain, the brunette knelt before Peisistratus, in position, as required.
"Keep your hands on your thighs!" snapped Peisistratus, for she had dared to move to cover herself.
She complied instantly.
Cabot was pleased to note this alacrity.
Too, he was pleased to see her in position.
She looked well in position, in the position of a Gorean female slave, indeed, rather, in the position of a Gorean female slave of a particular sort, the Gorean female pleasure slave.
Book 28, Kur of Gor: Pages 119 - 120
She knelt then before me, as before, back on her heels, head up, back straight, the palms of her hands down on her thighs.
Book 30, Mariners of Gor: Page 154
Nadu (palms up) Edit
Nadu; (palms up), (positon), nadu position, the slave girl kneelingback on her heels, knees wide spread, back straight, head up, hands palm up, back of the hands on thighs, belly in.
I noted that the palm of her hands, so soft, so vulnerable, had turned on her thighs, so that they faced up. Among slave girls this is a common ways of signaling need, helplessness, a desire to please.
Book 24, Vagabonds of Gor, Page: 209