But this is a joke, and probably not intended to be analyzed too closely. Although this wasn't what "House" referred to, Urban Dictionary lists fifth base as anal sex.Talking about fifth base when there's really only four bases reminds me of the expression Up To Eleven.That’s ten million people (alive right now in the US alone) who waited, found love, got married, then had sex for the first time after they were married.If you also include people who wait for a while but don’t wait all the way until marriage, then the percentage goes up even higher.In his free time Mike enjoys running, biking, and movies. There are, as the top comment on this question notes, four bases in baseball, and these have corresponding sex acts associated with them. "I got to second base with that girl yesterday." "I didn't think I had a chance, but I made it to third base with her last night." One of the other answers has provided a nice link to the Wikipedia entry for baseball metaphors for sex.The sexual contact associated with each base has evolved dramatically since I was a teenager, although "home base" or "home run" has always meant intercourse, and "first base" has always meant kissing or snogging.
It also includes other forms of petting, touching and groping.
Even though waiting until marriage for sex was much more expected in the 1950s, those who actually waited were still in the minority.
If you’re curious: After an initial drop in waiting till marriage during the 60s, our share of the population has held pretty stable for the last 40 years. Sources: Mike handles all of the programming and design work for
This statistic disproves the common misconception that only women wait until marriage to have sex. Side note: People who argue that waiting till marriage is anti-feminist often base their argument on the assumption that only women wait.
That argument kind of falls apart if almost the same amount of guys wait too, because then it’s equal (and equal is pro-feminist).