There are a number of different terms that come from sports that are used to describe sexual behavior. They are frequently used by teenage boys who are uncomfortable using the actual words to describe their sexual feelings and desires. Instead, they use the language of sports because it is familiar and natural. Sports like baseball have a number of phrases that are often used to describe sexual activity. The double-entendre of these phrases makes it easier to talk about subjects that may be uncomfortable for some. Here are five sports mottos that you can apply to sex.
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. This applies to automobile racing. Specifically, the race starter at the Indianapolis 500 uses this as the signal to start the race process. The race car, of course, can’t go unless the engine starts over. Well, this expression applies to more than automobile racing. When a man is going to engage in sex, his engine needs to be revving as well. That engine normally takes the form of his desire. Once his desire is engaged, a night of sexual bliss remains on the horizon.
Hit a Home Run. There are many baseball expressions that have meaning in many other areas besides the diamond. Hitting a home run is often used by adolescents to describe their sexual adventures with their girlfriends. Kissing or making out is getting to first base, feeling the breasts is known as getting to second base, heavy petting is getting to third base and intercourse is hitting a home run. Those phrases are not used after high school or college, but even older people remember when they hit their first home run. Babe Ruth would be proud.