"Collar!" I said. Eta frowned. "Ko-lar," she repeated, again indicating the neck band of steel fashioned on her throat. "ko-lar," I said carefully following her pronunciation"
~Slave Girl of Gor, page 81~
“What is the common purpose of a collar?”
“The collar has four common purposes, Master,” she said. “First, it visibly designates me as a slave, as a brand might not, it if should be covered by clothing. Second, it impresses my slavery upon me. Thirdly, it identifies my master.
“Fourthly?” he asked.
“Fourthly,” she said, it makes it easier to leash me.”
He kicked her in the side. She winced. Her response had been slow…
~ Explorers of Gor, page 80 ~
The gorean collar is easy to define. It means a slave is owned, a slave may be branded but still be unowned. The brand marks her as a slave while the collar itself marks her as owned. Many of the collars will be marked with who is the owner of the slave and maybe her name. The collar in no way gives the slave the right to disrespect or refuse to serve others. It gives her no rights. By wearing a gorean collar, a slave acknowledges that she has no rights. She makes no decisions for herself. She can not hold back any of her thoughts and feels. She has no limits, no rights do anything but obey the Free or be punished. She may hope that she is treated well and fairly, but she may only hope. All things concerning her are up to her Master to decide. Even if he decides to kill her, he is within his rights for no other reason then it was his wish.
A owned slave may beg not to be forced to serve in ways her Master wouldn’t approve of but in the end she must obey all Free people, she is nothing but a slave. If another Free choose to go along with a slaves restrictions it is due to their respect of the wishes of the Owner of the slave, and not due to any respect to the slave.
Once that collar is locked around a slaves neck they give up the respect of the Free, the right to expect her desires and wishes and needs to be fulfilled. A collared slave is at the mercy of her owners.
A slaves actions and behavior is a reflection back on her Owner/owners. Even though the law of gor allows any Free to punish a slave for disrespect or being unpleasing, a owned slave knows that she will also have to face the punishment and anger of her Owner once he has learned of her offense. It is also stated that a slave that willingly goes to her Owner and confess her behavior before it is learned of in another way, will find even though they are severely punished, it would be less then if her Owner has to learn about her behavior from another.
A gorean collar can be as light or as heavy as the slave themselves wish to make it. Many slaves come alive in their collars and accept their slavery. While others choose to fight it. Making their lot a very hard one and often end in death.
The collar is also the symbol of bondage. Most girl learn to wear their collar with pleasure and pride and without feel lost. The collar is extremely attractive, setting off and enhancing her beauty. The collar can be seductive, it excites men and drives the wild. To have a slave at their feet to please them. A slave knows the collar marks them, it is not removable by them. The collar also has a releasing effect on the sexuality of the female. Wearing the collar a girl knows she is a slave, In wearing a collar a girl knows she is a slave, accordingly the fullness of her sexuality in all its helplessness, delicacy and profundity is not subject ot eh imperious beck and call of men,. She knows she may be called to perform sexually and fully at any second at the whim of Masters.
A owned slave knows that she may not be permitted the least restraint or inhibition on her sexuality. She is a slave. A collar serves to release the female’s sexuality but it also deepens it and intensities them. The collar around her neck symbolizes that she is owned, no rights, she is forced to submit to the whims of the FREE. She must obey all things, those things alone can drive a slave to almost excruciatingly ecstatic orgasmic heights, experiencing sensations and raptures. A slave has a freedom that even Free women can not even dream of.