Among American adolescentsbaseball metaphors for sex are often used as euphemisms for the degree of physical intimacy achieved in sexual encounters or relationships. 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: Additionally, there are two metaphors used to refer to men who have sex with men:. 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 commentaryby baseball announcer Phil Rizzutoof a portion of a baseball game as a metaphor for the couple's activities.
She's gonna give the go ahead, the inning isn't over yet for me. David Letterman chronicled many of these in his "Top Ten Baseball Euphemisms for Sex" — a recurring theme on the Top Ten Lists featured on the late-night talk shows he hosted before his retirement.
Educators have found the baseball metaphor an effective instructional tool when providing sex education to middle school students.
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 s. Kohl and Francoeur state that with the growing emphasis in the s on safe sex to expand sex beyond heterosexual penetrative intercourse, the "home run" has taken on the additional dimension of oral sex.
Richters and Rissel conversely state that "third base" is now sometimes considered to comprise oral sex as part of the accepted pattern of activities, as a precursor to "full" i. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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