Skip to comments.Teaching Good Sex
Posted on 11/18/2011 10:30:36 AM PST by Antoninus
First base, second base, third base, home run, Al Vernacchio ticked off the classic baseball terms for sex acts. His goal was to prompt the students in Sexuality and Society an elective for seniors at the private Friends Central School on Philadelphias affluent Main Line to examine the assumptions buried in the venerable metaphor.
Give me some more, urged the fast-talking 47-year-old, who teaches 9th- and 12th-grade English as well as human sexuality. Arrayed before Vernacchio was a circle of small desks occupied by 22 teenagers, six male and the rest female a blur of sweatshirts and Ugg boots and form-fitting leggings.
Grand slam, called out a boy (whod later tell me with disarming matter-of-factness that the one thing Mr. V. talked about that made me feel really good was that penis size doesnt matter).
Now, grand slam has a bunch of different meanings, replied Vernacchio, who has a masters degree in human sexuality. Some people say its an orgy, some people say grand slam is a one-night stand. Other stuff?
Grass, a girl, a cheerleader, offered.
If theres grass on the field, play ball, right, right, Vernacchio agreed, which is interesting in this rather hair-phobic society where a lot of people are shaving their pubic hair
You know theres grass, and then it got mowed, a landing strip, one boy deadpanned, instigating a round of laughter. While these kids will sit poker-faced as Vernacchio expounds on quite graphic matters, class discussions are a spirited call and response, punctuated with guffaws, jokey patter and whispered asides, which Vernacchio tolerates, to a point.
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Wow. I’m a libertoonian and even I’m offended by this.
I always thought as follows:
2nd, breast groping
grand slam, all of the above on the first date.
I learned these terms in college, which was only about two years ago; however that’s not to say that the terms are universally defined.
To be honest though, I am not surprised. A number of my classmates were obsessed with talking about sex—most of them girls!
I noted the school in question was “Friends School” in Philadelphia. A typical modernist, expensive, elitist puppy mill that decades ago abandoned its mainline religious/protestant roots.
I took my oldest daughter to a similar school in our city for an open-house, as she was preparing to enter high school. I asked one of the trustees on hand if there was any particular religious ethos that guided the school, particularly in their many courses about “social justice” or “rights.”
He sniggered like I was some kind of caveman and said “no, no - none of that stuff”
I thought a “grand slam” meant having such great, passionate sex with your wife that she cooks you dinner, does the dishes, takes out the trash afterwards, and lets you watch the football game without interruption. But I’ve been married for 20 years and maybe I’m out of the loop.
I took my oldest daughter to a similar school in our city for an open-house, as she was preparing to enter high school. I asked one of the trustees on hand if there was any particular religious ethos that guided the school, particularly in their many courses about social justice or rights.
He sniggered like I was some kind of caveman and said no, no - none of that stuff
I had a similar experience when I was visiting TCU. When the coed guiding the tour said, "Let's talk about the C in TCU..."
The reference was that was one of their founding principles but NOW, we are an inclusive campus so it doesn't matter if you're Bhuddist, Christian or Muslim you're welcome at TCU.
After my initial shock wore off, a question entered my mind. If oral sex is second base, what the heck is third base to these kids?
“After my initial shock wore off, a question entered my mind. If oral sex is second base, what the heck is third base to these kids?”
Not to be too graphic but it involves going in through the out door if you catch my drift.
I agree. Perverts will wrap themselves up in the cloak of being called "an educator" to get away with their sick fantasies.
Second base is oral sex? As of when? I was in high school in the 90’s and “second base” did not mean oral sex.
I love how he told the one boy that penis size doesn’t matter...*snicker*
Giving her a ring will not guarantee sex—it will make it guarantee it less...obvisiously never been married. I learned sex the old fashion way-—from my brother and from the street...
“You mean, it doesn’t matter that I call them in the morning?”
“Nah...they like it like that too...let me tell you about the walk of shame...something men never have to do.”
The only problem with teaching sex in school is that a)you are always stuck in the class with kids who have behavioral problems or the teacher is a child molester.
That was my reaction! But I asked several teachers from several different school districts, and they all said “Yeah, when kids talk about “second base” they mean oral sex”
I remember when third base was oral sex. Sheesh. I graduated in 1995 and it’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years.
Nope. That's a home run. A "grand slam" is all of the above except she does that for a week and asks for it every night until you have to roll over and say, "Not tonight, honey, I have a headache."
I've been married 14 years. I was not without my adventures before getting married. They were all worthless in comparison. The problem is getting my kids to grasp that flings do nothing but get you into trouble. It's (naturally) nasty when the father discusses it since he's talking about their mother (I have all boys). My wife is a personal trainer and she has some super hot friends. I'm tempted to have one of their husbands (they're all my friends) have a bonus chat with my oldest so at least he can look at this dude's wife and actually *believe it* when the dude tells him it's *way* better now than just messing around and getting surprises you don't want.
>>Giving her a ring will not guarantee sexit will make it guarantee it less...obvisiously never been married. I learned sex the old fashion way-from my brother and from the street...
People say that over and over, and though I’ve been married 10 years, it really boils down to how well you continue to connect with your wife.