Often, the most pleasurable sexual activity occurs when both or all partners are focused on the experience — rather than an end goal.
Another crucial piece to rounding any of the bases is making sure that you and your partner(s) have mutually consented.
A similar example can be found in Billy Joel's song "Zanzibar" in which he compares himself to Pete Rose and sings the lines "Me, I'm trying just to get to second base and I'd steal it if she only gave the sign.
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'").
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.
That’s how I felt on a daily basis in the middle school girls’ bathroom. If one person touches or kisses another person’s breasts, for example, that’s considered “going to second base.” This has also been called heavy petting, feeling him or her up or making out.
So, everyone is talking about who went to what base and it’s leaving you kinda clueless, right? Interesting trivia: In France they call this a “lover’s kiss.” In another odd sports metaphor, some call french kissing “playing tonsil hockey.” Source: Shutterstock” title=”baseball-bat” width=”200″ height=”167″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-69692″ /Second Base Second base is touching, kissing and sexual activity that takes place while still fully clothed.
"It is helpful to imagine sex as a journey," blogger Clarisse Thorn wrote.
"It helps to focus on having fun throughout, instead of doing what it takes to reach the 'goal' of orgasm.