Pantsing or depantsing is slang for the forcible pulling down of someone else's pants, shorts or skirt when the wearer is caught unaware. It is a common schoolyard prank or practical joke. In Britain, it has been known as debagging (from "Oxford bags", a loose-fitting baggy form of trousers), though this is a rather old-fashioned term.
A pantsing attempt does not always succeed, e.g. when the person notices the attacker in time, or when the pants are too tight-fitting to be pulled down easily.
Pantsing provoked by exhibitionists
Many pantsing events are provoked by the "victim", as he acts on exhibitionist desires. An episode of The Simpsons deals with such an incident, which is far more common than might be imagined. One of the characters – Martin – brings about his own unbreeching, as he frankly admits to himself.
Martin wears 22 pairs of swimsuits to the pool, of which Bart manages to snatch 5. What happens next reveals something about Martin’s hidden motives.
- Bart: [coming up for air] Look, Liz, I snatched five bathing suits - all Martin's!
- Martin: Take your best shot! I'm wearing seventeen layers.
- [Tough kids surround him and tear at his bathing suits] Ha ha ha -- [gasps, notices his layers are gone]
- [quietly] I brought this on myself.
- At the end of the episode, the school bully Nelson rips off Martin’s last bathing suit, leaving him standing alone, but strangely composed, by the pool. As he feels the breeze on his naked bottom, he sings a little song:
- Nelson: [rips off Martin's bathing suit] Ha! Ha!
- Martin: Oh. The gentle caress of the summer breeze…
- [sings] The summer wind
- Came blowing in
- From across the sea...
A brief screenplay of the episode can be found here. Such incidents, where the pantsers and pantsees unconsciously conspire to live out mild fantasies are very common in schools, especially boys' only institutions.
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- Depantsing at Useloos.com, a collection of pantsing pictures (Link Broken 3/13/07)
- Female Wedgies and Pantsing, a Yahoo! group devoted to pantsing
- Girls Exposing Other Girls, a collection of pantsing pictures
- Pantsed Girls A website devoted to pantsed girls
- Teen Girl Pantsing is a blog which deals with pantsing
- The ASN Story Board is a forum related to pantsing, but sometimes features spanking as well
- The Depantsing Queens is a website related to pantsing and spanking (Link Broken as of 4.18.09)
- The Forum at One Click Chicks features several user submitted galleries of pantsing. (requires free membership)
- The Writings of Leviticus is a website featuring stories about forced nudity, but also features some pantsing