The bases of dating
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.
Second Base: Rounding second involves copping a feel. If it were up to me, I'd include the whole feeling up business in first base.
Unlike past research examining resources as bases of power, a wide range of resources was examined—including more traditional “feminine” resources such as affection and companionship.
It was also found that the more men perceived themselves as having access to alternatives, the more powerful they perceived themselves.