Sounds like the bases have changed

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Sounds like the bases have changed
Sat, 01-26-2013 - 1:51pm

The TV is on in the other room - I think Justin was watching something earlier - and I overheard something interesting. It's some teen 'reality' show and they are talking about 'rounding the bases'. When I was a teen first base was kissing, 2nd base was touching above the waist, 3rd base was touching below the waist, and a home run was sex of any kind. And of course there'd be all sorts of gossip about who had gone to which base. According to this show these days first base is making out, 2nd base is 'feeling up', 3rd base is oral sex, and a home run is intercourse. What were the 'bases' when you were a teen?

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 2:29pm

Back in my day the bases were the same as you described. That is a real eye-opener to see how much they've changed Undecided


P.S. I'm cracking up over the dry humping = shortstop comment. LOL!!

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 11:41pm

I am like you Pam!! I wasn't sure really about oral sex either. I know my kids are more informed than I was as we discussed sex including oral.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Mon, 01-28-2013 - 2:08pm
All I remember were the floating rumors about finding rubbers (condoms) in the parking lot or somebody's driveway... And my school was an all girls catholic one so that was pretty racy stuff, Not a lot of rounding the bases stuff, Lol!



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Sun, 01-27-2013 - 10:55pm

Ah the bases—important to the score keeping guys. Back in the mid-1880s when Grover Cleveland was president and I was in HS, oral sex was considered kinky. Less so in college. Some girls claimed to still be virgins below the neck—something I never understood. I’m not sure where dry humping fit in—maybe shortstop.

Back in high school there was a big difference between “light petting” done outside the cloths and “heavy petting” with hands below the clothing. Another word for these is “foreplay.” I think it is a very short distance between hands under the cloths, dry humping, and home plate.

Something that hubby still resents is the attitude of the Clintons about Monica Lewinsky. She has not even been worthy of the courtesy of a private apology. Neither of their books put any blame on Bill. It’s like Clinton poop doesn’t stink. Monica will be 40 this summer and still single. Their daughter will be 35 this year and they would be super pissed if that had been done to their daughter.

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Sun, 01-27-2013 - 10:51pm

Sorry about a double post

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Sun, 01-27-2013 - 10:34pm

Same as you Pam (I'm thinking we're about the same age).  I also didn't really hear people talk about oral sex when I was in high school--could it possibly be that no one knew about it then?  lol  It's not like it was just invented.  My SIL always says "I blame Bill Clinton" for putting that subject out in the open.

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Sun, 01-27-2013 - 2:38pm

 Same as yours.  We never talked about oral sex in HS (and I'm so old fashioned/sheltered I didn't know about it til college!).