In British English, panties are also known as knickers, pants, and undies. Other traditional terms for men's underwear include drawers and bloomers, but these—in their traditional forms—cover some length of the leg as well.
Panties in spankingEdit
- Main article: Panty spanking
When a spanking is given on the seat of the panties, often the lower part of the buttocks is bare due to the cut of the panties. This means that the sweet spot is effectively unprotected, whereas only the upper regions enjoy a little protection from the one layer of fabric. A spanking on the panties is very common, e.g. in cases where complete nudity is not felt appropriate, such as for reasons of modesty, for a spanking in public, or for warm-up.
In some cases, a woman or girl who has just been spanked bare-bottom is required to carry her panties in her hand, as a form of humiliation.
- Main article: Open drawers
In the 19th and early 20th century, before elastic fabrics and waistbands were invented, underwear was often equipped with an opening in the rear for toilet use. In those days, bare bottom spankings were often given without taking the panties down, as the spankee's bottom could be more easily bared by simply pulling this rear panty slit wide open.