Hands Down the Pants

Man with Hand Down Pants Cartoon

I am not really sure what it is but I have noticed over the last several years that when sitting on the couch watching TV, I have been prone to putting a hand down the front of my pants.  Not all the way mind you (or touching the package) but just enough that the palm is on the lower stomach and the fingers are in the waist band.  I find it a very comfortable position.  And this is completely separate than stratching.  No scratching involved.  My wife rags on me for it and thinks it is hilarious. 

So is this some right of passage that all men go through as they age?  Will I have the tendency to some day have an entire arm down my pants?  Fess up gentlemen.  Do you too find comfort in this position?  Ladies…thoughts?  I would ask if I am “nuts” but that might not be appropriate.

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  1. Tony McGurk says:

    I didn’t realize it was comfy. I must give it a try…
    OK done it & my hands were cold. I will warm my hands next time. It reminds me of Al Bundy on “Married witrh children” many years ago. He always sat like that

    • Bearman says:

      That is part of the beauty…it warms up your hands. My wife stopped asking me why her hands were always cold and my were always warms.

      Great..I am turning into Al Bundy. Anyone have a shoe store opening.

  2. 25BAR says:

    Tight pants? I prefer to wear track pants more oft than not.

  3. Erotixx says:

    hell yeah, I do it as well to the chagrin of my girl flatmate, she does not approve but I like it and yes, I do think it’s comfortable. But no idea why really, one of those unsolved mysteries like the bermuda triangle and girls periods. 😀

  4. Dan says:

    Tony – you beat me to it!!! Al Bundy was the best.

  5. Brad says:

    Dunno why either. It is what it is!

  6. Jillsy Girl says:

    I’ve done it for years! Not sure why, but it’s comfortable. I must have one too many males genes. 😉

  7. Lynn says:

    Man those pants are tight! Are yoou sure those aren’t Jeggings? Bearman, youre going through Old Man Syndrome. I live with a victim of that syndrome as well. Your wife’s right- as alwways!

  8. MJ says:

    I would find it uncomfortable to draw like that! Ha,ha,ha!

  9. I tend to do something similar… only on my side / a**-hip. I think it has something to do with gravity’s relentless pull. A maneuver like that provides a little extra… ‘support’. And hands can feel awkward (if they don’t have a spot to chillax). 🙂

  10. George says:

    I find great comfort in this position, although I do prefer to take hold of the berries while meditating. My wife thinks it’s a semi-disgusting practice primarily because it keeps the family from asking me for more Pringles. They’re mine now…all mine. 😉

  11. George says:

    If only I could sit at my desk at work like this. Ahhhh…..how deprived my life is.

  12. Nate Fakes says:

    For those that enjoy pocket pool!

  13. Gavin says:

    Yeah I do that too, but my hand DOES rest on my package – just making sure it’s still there

  14. Binky says:

    You guys shouldn’t be let out in public!

  15. Leila says:

    I don’t know if it’s a guy thing since I’m guilty as charged for having done the same, except I like to pat the part right above where the “whispering eye” is (oh role models…). And not just on the couch.. in the shower, on my bed, in school, while I’m waiting for a red light as I drive…

    And since my hand doesn’t go anywhere near the nether regions, it’s still clean 🙂 it just looks gross to the uninitiated individual.

    • Bearman says:

      Can you try to put two hands on the wheel when you drive!!! And AT SCHOOL????…cmon! haha

      • Leila says:

        To my DEFENSE I only do it when there’s a *RED LIGHT. Having one hand on the wheel at that moment is sufficient thank you very much. So what if I do it in school? It’s completely sanitary! I don’t touch myself way down there 😛 It’s so comfy…

  16. lisleman says:

    Not really – sometimes I’ll keep my hand in my pocket. One does need to keep their hands warm. I’m guessing you do this in the summer too. Are you trying to flatten your belly? – it will not work.

  17. Al Bundy has shown us the way and now we must loosen our belts and follow him. I think it’s just because men never really know what to do with their hands. If you standing you have the pockets but when you’re sitting they are just kind of… lying around somewhere. Better to have at least one of them accounted for.

    • Bearman says:

      When I was a kid my dad told me to keep my hands in my pockets when we went to a store that had fragile things to keep me out of trouble. Maybe it’s a natural extension.

  18. Friggin Loon says:

    OMG, is there a name for it? Pant surfing? palming? hanging 5? handballing?

  19. DadaHyena says:

    Totally Al Bundy…except this character seems happy. The only time Ed O’Neil looked happy on that show was when he was losing his sanity.

  20. i think it’s just easy access for all a man’s needs.

    itchy? no problem i can get it in a sec.

    horny? i’m there.

    bathroom break? i’ll go ahead and start unbuttoning right now.

  21. I was doing that for a while, but it bothered my cuticles.

  22. Jason says:

    You hit the nail on the head. Yes it’s comfortable and yes, I do this too. Yet, I don’t think women do this with their bras. I wouldn’t judge them if they do so around me.

  23. bschooled says:

    Thanks, Bearman. I just had a horrific flashback of the time my ex-boyfriend met my mother. Only after, he used that same hand to shake hers.

  24. Bo Lumpkim says:

    You can’t do that with overalls.

  25. Colleen Dick says:

    I put my hands on my tummy when they’re cold. and if the shirt isn’t doing the trick they might slip under the waistband. Now I’ll have to be observant and see if I can catch anyone doing it in public.

  26. Gruff Guano says:

    Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel’s motivational limericks:

    “Yes’um there’s bound to be some strife
    In every redneck peckerwood’s life

    But avoid embarrassing struts:
    better not cup the nuts

    Whilst watching TeeVee with the wife”

  27. Dr. Cynicism says:

    No one can deny the comfort of the classic Al Bundy couch position. I’m a fan.

  28. Too funny, I have always called that the “Bundy” after married with children, my friends child actually did it all the time as well, It was funny but not all that cute!

  29. pauley mac says:

    I always thought it was my dad who was odd as hell as he used to do that. Then – as many have noted here – I saw Al Bundy do it in the 80’s and 90’s. I realized then – it was not just a crazy thing my dad did.

    Now, I am honored to carry on the time honored tradition.

    • Bearman says:

      One that your family will continue to pass down generation to generation.

      WHat is funny is that my dad never did do that. Maybe Al Bundy was a surrogate father.

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