Gor versus earth - Part 8

  • Tal dear reader,

    Another week, so I present you another "Gor versus earth"; this time about cosmetics.

    Because it is in human nature to always strive to perfection and new ways to express ourselves, cosmetic played a really big role in our advancements from ancient civilization to the modern way of life. Cosmetics helped us change the way we look, fixed out bodies in time of sickness and enabled us to express our religion and beliefs.

    Did you know?

    Cosmetic in ancient Egypt was a very important part of religion. To honor the gods and the spirits, people took very good care of their bodies. Face makeup and body oils were considered sacred.

    Nail colors were invented in ancient China but were used only by nobility and aristocracy. Ordinary people were executed if they were caught wearing it.

    Discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb sparked the worldwide acceptance of eyeliner products.

    On Gor; only slaves wore cosmetics, they are regarded as salacious, improper, offensive and scandalous in the case of a free woman.

    "The cosmetics of slaves are not that different, interestingly, from those of free women on Earth. Gorean free women do not use cosmetics, or supposedly do not use them, though ankle bells, concealed by their robes, and perfumes are permitted to them.
    Cosmetics, on Gor, are regarded as salacious, improper, offensive and scandalous in the case of a free woman; such things are associated with slaves."
    Prize of Gor Page 690

    "Had Targo's women been permitted slave cosmetics, they would have run about their lips and eyes, and stained the shelf. But Targo seldom wasted slave cosmetics on his properties, claiming the honesty of his wares, and the right of a buyer to understand clearly, and in all respects, the exact nature, pure, raw and simple, of the goods he proffered. Too, to be sure, cosmetics, even slave cosmetics, were not free, but cost their coins."
    Prize of Gor Pages 278 - 279

     

    I wish you well,

    Yahto

    (Used Source : http://www.historyofcosmetics.net )

     

3 comments
  • Adira of Alduras likes this
  • Maham Amber
    Maham Amber The only 'cosmetic' I am allowed is tinted chapstick.
    I am not permitted hair-dye, either.

    My Master prefers the honesty of his slaves not wearing make-up.. [And, personally, I don't. think I need it. LOL. Well, maybe I'd dye my hair to get rid of the gray.]
    Jun 25
  • Adira of Alduras
    Adira of Alduras Thank you Master for another interesting Gor-vs-Earth scroll! My Master also doesn't want me to use cosmetics. He likes the natural view and says, it's better to keep the skin healthy. Only for some special events, I might be ordered to wear some...  more
    Jun 25
  • Gejay Singh
    Gejay Singh Thanks for another informative „vs.“! I do not allow my girl any cosmetics either (neither?). And she is glad about that. Though we experimented with Henna a bit. She had the idea of coloring her nipples red...