Among the most commonly used metaphors are the bases describing levels of physical intimacy (generally from a heterosexual perspective).
Definitions vary, but the following are typical usages of the terms: The metaphors are found variously in popular American culture, with one well-known example in the Meat Loaf song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", which describes a young couple "making out", with a voice-over commentary, by baseball announcer Phil Rizzuto, of a portion of a baseball game as a metaphor for the couple's activities.
The whole thing is a little dated because it assumes that, as in a game, that the goal is to win by eventually go all the way.
In other words, fingering, a hand job or oral sex is third base.
She's gonna give the go ahead, the inning isn't over yet for me." Leman and Bell, in their book A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey With Your Kids About Sex, make use of it to aid parents in the discussion of puberty with their children, dividing the topics into "first base" ("Changes from the neck up"), "second base" ("Changes from the neck to the waist"), "third base" ("Changes from the waist down"), and "home plate" ("The Big 'It'").
There’s no higher or lower social or sexual value on “achieving” one “level” or another. This is kissing another person on the lips with an open mouth.
The real deal is that the goal is to be wherever you are comfortable being. Let’s get down to it and help you figure out what the bases mean: First Base First base usually refers to tongue kissing, which is also called french kissing or frenching.
This sequence of "running the bases" is often regarded as a script, or pattern, for young people who are experimenting with sexual relationships.
The script may have slightly changed since the 1960s.