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What Are The Sex Bases Actually?

Let's see if you know the difference between "reaching third base" and "hitting a home run."

  1. 1. How many bases do you think there are?

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1. How many bases do you think there are?
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    One
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    Two
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    Three
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    Four
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    Five
  1. 2. What do you consider reaching first base?

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2. What do you consider reaching first base?
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    Holding hands
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    Kissing (no tongue)
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    French kissing
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    Touching private areas (butt, boobs, etc.) but not genitals
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    Sleeping in the same bed together
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    Fingering/hand jobs
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    Oral sex
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    A little bit of penetration
  1. 3. What do you consider reaching second base?

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3. What do you consider reaching second base?
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    Kissing (no tongue)
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    French kissing
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    Sleeping in the same bed together
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    Touching private areas (butt, boobs, etc.) but not genitals
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    Fingering/hand jobs
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    Oral sex
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    A little bit of penetration
  1. 4. What do you consider reaching third base?

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4. What do you consider reaching third base?
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    French kissing
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    Touching private areas (butt, boobs, etc.) but not genitals
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    Fingering/hand jobs
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    Oral sex
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    Role-playing/carrying out sexual fantasies
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    Sex toy play
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    A little bit of penetration
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    Full-on penetration
  1. 5. What do you consider fourth base, or hitting a home run?

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5. What do you consider fourth base, or hitting a home run?
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    Full-on penetration
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    Oral sex
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    Anal sex (if that's not typically your go-to)
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    Role-playing/carrying out sexual fantasies
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    Sex toy play
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    Orgasm
  1. 6. Is there really a fifth base?

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6. Is there really a fifth base?
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    Um, no. There's only four bases, duh.
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    Yes, and it's BDSM.
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    Yes, and it's role play or carrying out sexual fantasies.
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    Yes, and it's incorporating sex toys.
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    Yes, and it's anal sex (if that's not typically in your repertoire).
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    Yes, it's when both partners are able to orgasm.
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    Yes, but it's none of the above options.
  1. 7. How did you learn what the bases were?

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7. How did you learn what the bases were?
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    My friends
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    My siblings
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    My parents
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    The internet
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    Books/TV shows/movies
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    I made up my own, because my sexual preferences didn't fit into the common "home run" narrative
  1. 8. When did you learn about the bases?

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8. When did you learn about the bases?
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    5 to 10 years old
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    11 to 15 years old
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    16 to 20 years old
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    21 to 25 years old
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    26 years old or older
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    Um, I still don't know what the bases are
  1. 9. How old are you now? (Because different generations might have different bases!)

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9. How old are you now? (Because different generations might have different bases!)
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    Under 15
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    15 to 20 years old
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    21 to 25 years old
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    26 to 30 years old
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    31 to 35 years old
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    Over 35
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