The metaphor can of course be extended, but most extensions of the metaphor, you're going to just have to explain your literal meaning anyway (the extended metaphors in the XKCD strip are in no way standard).

To hopefully clarify more than that XKCD does: If one kisses a member of the opposite sex, one is said to have made it to first base.

Definitions vary, but the following are typical usages of the terms: 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 commentary, by baseball announcer Phil Rizzuto, of a portion of a baseball game as a metaphor for the couple's activities.

Metaphor of baseball and dating video

Going to the full-court press can lead to that first date, or turning someone off.

You have to choose when to employ it or else you can get burned.

“Home” represents _____ Clearly, this is a whole ‘nother ballgame the Chinese are playing, and their playing field looks like this when superimposed onto the American field: So much for “rounding the bases!

” Thanks to Marco from English Pod for bringing this interesting cultural difference to my attention!

The metaphor can of course be extended, but most extensions of the metaphor, you're going to just have to explain your literal meaning anyway (the extended metaphors in the XKCD strip are in no way standard). I'm sure one of the other Dutch dopers will be here with a whole slur of metaphors I'd totally forgotten.

When I was a teenager we occasionally used the "bases" analogy, presumably stolen from American teen comedies. According to Robin Schobosky, a fictional Canadian on How I Met Your Mother, they (ie Canadians) use a hockey analogy (I'm sure Canadians don't, but the writers love to make Canada jokes through her character.) According to her, the blue line is kissing, the red line is getting naked, and "in the crease" speaks for itself.

first: the first step in a sexual relationship kissing with an open mouth or using tongue (french kissing) first and a half base: under the shirt, bra still on second: one step up from first base, heavy petting and feeling up while making out,direct oral or manual stimulation of a partner's breast/nipple, up the shirt or shirtless for both partners.

shortstop: in baseball, the shortstop is the field position between second and third base.

Home run (or rounding the bases, scoring a run, hitting a home run, scoring, going all the way, coming home, etc.) is the act of penetrative intercourse.