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 In the most general use of the word, Gorean means anything characteristic of the Gor science fiction novels by John Norman. In these novels, the word "​Gorean"​ is used to refer to the fictional counter-earth,​ to its inhabitants and social customs, and to the particular language which is the most widely-spoken lingua franca in the known inhabited regions of Gor (though other languages are also spoken on the planet). In the most general use of the word, Gorean means anything characteristic of the Gor science fiction novels by John Norman. In these novels, the word "​Gorean"​ is used to refer to the fictional counter-earth,​ to its inhabitants and social customs, and to the particular language which is the most widely-spoken lingua franca in the known inhabited regions of Gor (though other languages are also spoken on the planet).
-As applied to non-fictional individuals,​ the word Gorean means an adherent of the philosophies espoused in Norman'​s writings, especially someone who lives a lifestyle based on this philosophy. While the most conspicuous Gorean departure from mainstream modern norms is that Goreans allow sexual master/​slave relationships,​ many who take the Gorean worldview seriously would insist that being Gorean is not actually mainly about either sex or slavery, but about the general Gorean philosophy (so that one would not have to participate in a [[maledon|master/​slave]] lifestyle or relationship in order to be Gorean). Some of this philosophy is concerned with "​natural order" and the relations between men and women, which may or may not take the form of a master-and-slave dynamic. Where there is a master/​slave relationship,​ the level at which adherents follow the books varies.+As applied to non-fictional individuals,​ the word Gorean means an adherent of the philosophies espoused in Norman'​s writings, especially someone who lives a lifestyle based on this philosophy. While the most conspicuous Gorean departure from mainstream modern norms is that Goreans allow sexual master/​slave relationships,​ many who take the Gorean worldview seriously would insist that being Gorean is not actually mainly about either sex or slavery, but about the general Gorean philosophy (so that one would not have to participate in a [[maledom|master/​slave]] lifestyle or relationship in order to be Gorean). Some of this philosophy is concerned with "​natural order" and the relations between men and women, which may or may not take the form of a master-and-slave dynamic. Where there is a master/​slave relationship,​ the level at which adherents follow the books varies.
  
-There is commonality between BDSM and the Gorean lifestyle in a number of respects ( 24/7, [[Domination & submission]],​ Servitude ([[BDSM]]), Slave (BDSM), Total Power Exchange etc.), but there are also overall differences in approach.\\+There is commonality between BDSM and the Gorean lifestyle in a number of respects ( 24/7, [[dominance_and_submission|Domination & submission]],​ Servitude ([[BDSM]]), Slave (BDSM), Total Power Exchange etc.), but there are also overall differences in approach.\\
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-Some in BDSM consider the Gorean lifestyle to be a subset of BDSM practices, and find it lacking in that regard. So the mainstream of BDSM practitioners often disdain Goreans because Goreans allegedly reject the ideas of "Safe, Sane and Consensual"/"​Risk Aware Consensual Kink", because of the frequent lack of a [[Safeword|safe word]] between Gorean [[maledom]] master and slave, or because the almost exclusive male dominant/​female submissive dynamic seems to imply that "your kink is not OK" regarding other practices.+Some in BDSM consider the Gorean lifestyle to be a subset of BDSM practices, and find it lacking in that regard. So the mainstream of BDSM practitioners often disdain Goreans because Goreans allegedly reject the ideas of "Safe, Sane and Consensual"/"​Risk Aware Consensual Kink", because of the frequent lack of a [[Safewords|safe word]] between Gorean [[maledom]] master and slave, or because the almost exclusive male dominant/​female submissive dynamic seems to imply that "your kink is not OK" regarding other practices.
  
 Serious Goreans, on the other hand, generally deny that they are engaging in "​games"​ or "​role-playing",​ and do not consider the extreme pain or extreme physical or sexual play sometimes practiced in BDSM as part of being Gorean, so that BDSM precautions and BDSM distinctions between "in scene" and "out of scene" are largely unnecessary and irrelevant (though there is still a need for honest communication within a Gorean relationship,​ as in any other sustained intimate relationship). Serious Goreans, on the other hand, generally deny that they are engaging in "​games"​ or "​role-playing",​ and do not consider the extreme pain or extreme physical or sexual play sometimes practiced in BDSM as part of being Gorean, so that BDSM precautions and BDSM distinctions between "in scene" and "out of scene" are largely unnecessary and irrelevant (though there is still a need for honest communication within a Gorean relationship,​ as in any other sustained intimate relationship).
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