We're all familiar with that tired and overused baseball metaphor — you know, the one that equates sexual advances between girls and guys as "bases."It goes like this: First base is a hot and heavy makeout session.Second base is all hands with the guy making his way up the girl's shirt.

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Talking about fifth base when there's really only four bases reminds me of the expression Up To Eleven.

If you want to downvote me for using Urban Dictionary, that's fine. First base When you get to first base, you have been lucky enough to have been kissed.

Third base is oral and a home run is well, doing the deed.

Using a sports metaphor to measure sexual progress might make things easy for teens, particularly boys looking to impress peers with how "far" they got with the girl next door. But the need to measure sexual progress is itself a troubling impulse, one that reflects the misguided way we approach sex as an intimate act.

in the context of peer pressure and desires to fit in.

With sex quickly becoming the goal in and of itself, young people can feel the need to lose their virginity because everyone else is — and perhaps jump into bed before they're ready or truly want to.

"It helps to focus on having fun throughout, instead of doing what it takes to reach the 'goal' of orgasm.

If you're not taking pleasure in the journey — or at least indulging some curiosity — then why keep going?

Why kissing is deemed so racy that it actually needs a sports metaphor is kind of beyond me, but I'll go with it. Third Base: Generally speaking, reaching third is all about hands in the pants. To me, oral sex deserves its own base way more than a measly grab.