When you make love, or have sex, you caress each other, get sexually aroused and perhaps have an orgasm. There are many ways to make love with or without your clothes on. You can also make love to yourself by masturbating.
Outercourse means different things to different people. While some consider outercourse as any sex play without sexual intercourse, a situation where there is penetration, others see it as sex play without any penetration (oral, anal, vaginal).