The silks page is divided into 2 sections, the DSI slave levels and the General silks levels.
DSI slave levels
All slaves brand new to gor or with very little experiece start out
at this level in DSI. slaves at the learner-restricted level will do chores
and study the ways of DSI only. slaves at this level may not serve until
the first girl or a trainer has determined they know the basic steps to
a serve. Once a slave at this level knows the fundamental steps to a serve,
they will be moved to
Learner: All slaves who have experience in Gor and who are not classified as learner-restricted start out on this level in DSI. a learner may serve in tower, do chores and study the ways of DSI. learners may not lap or fur. a learner have a blue star * in their collar. Once a slave at this level has successfully completed the first 5 slave lessons, they may be tested for experienced level.
Experienced: experienced slaves been tested on the Dark Shadows Inn rules, know how to serve and have knowledge on foods, drinks, animals, plants and basic first aid, but are still training on them. experienced slaves are allowed to lap, serve in nadu and fur and have a yellow star * in their collar. A slave may advance to the next level when they have completed and passed the final slave lessons and have been sucessfully tested.
Pleasure slave: pleasure slaves have learned how to dance, know all foods, drinks, animals, plants, and other knowledge included in slave training, and have been found pleasing. pleasure slaves have a red star * in their collar.
General slave levels
Silks are defined in two different ways on online gor and in the books. defined below are both what they mean on online Gor and add quotes.
"Similarly, the expression `red-silk,' in Gorean, tends to be used as a category in slaving, and also, outside of the slaving context, as an expression in vulgar discourse, indicating that the woman is no longer a virgin, or, as the Goreans say, at least vulgarly of slaves, that her body has been opened by men." Blood Brothers of Gor page 147.
"'One expects a red-silk girl, for example, to not only be able to find her way about the furs, but, subject to the whip, owned and dominated, perhaps chained, to prove herself a sensuous treasure within them.'" Savages of Gor page 205.
Curnus turned to Caprus, who stood near him, 'Is she trained?' he asked. 'No,' said Caprus. 'She is a RedSilk but she knows almost nothing.' Assassin of Gor page 46.
QUOTE: "'I am a virgin,' she said. 'You are white-silk,' I said. 'Please do not use that vulgar expression of me,' she begged. 'Do not fear,' I said, 'it will soon be inappropriate.'" Beasts of Gor page 120.
"Are you white silk?" I asked. "I am a virgin," she said. "Then you are white silk," I said. Explorers of Gor page 172.
"Its contrasting term is `white-silk,' usually used of slaves who are still virgins, or, equivalently, slaves whose bodies have not yet been opened by men. Needless to say, slaves seldom spend a great deal of time in the `white-silk' category. It is common not to dally in initiating a slave into the realities of her condition." Blood Brothers of Gor page 472.
"'To be sure,' I said, '"white" in the context of "white-silk girl" tends less to suggest purity and innocence to the Gorean than ignorance, naivety, and a lack of experience.'" Savages of Gor page 205.