1. the penis; semen.
|in When Gossips Meet (2003) 243: On another occasion, she deposed, he had assaulted her in a stable, pulled up her clothes ‘and did then spend his nature upon my thighs’.|
|‘The Rakish Gentleman’ in Knowing Chaunter 44: It costs me full two pound a month / For inexpressibles; / Because my nature wears them out / While looking at the belles.|
|Last Toke 77: The statement was cut short by his stiffening nature poking its way greedily into her bruised mouth.|
|Drylongso 161: How many men will admit that they throw their nature down the toilet.|
2. a euph. for the vagina.
|‘Miss Jenny Kilpatrick’ in Ranger’s Impartial List of the Ladies of Pleasure in Edinburgh n.p.: She was at first frightened of the dart; but as she is now thoroughly aquainted with it, she will hug and kiss it, and put it nearest her heart, even in the very centre of nature.|
3. one’s libido, one’s sex-drive [note Cleland (1748-9): ‘After playing repeated prizes of pleasure, nature overspent, and satisfy’d, gave us up to the arms of sleep’].
|Tretis of the Twa Mariit Wemen line 174: He has bene lychour so lang quhill lost is his natur, / His lume is waxit larbar and lyis into swonne.|
|(con. WWI) Old Soldiers Never Die (1964) 106: When a man is between twenty and thirty nature rules his brain.|
|Really the Blues 318: You take a guy thirty, forty, fifty years old, if he needs some Nature he sure can get it from marihuana.|
|Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 32: Goldie filled the glass with gin, just a bit of mixer, no bennie (too much might kill his nature).|
|Last Toke 204: Don’t go pawin’ an’ thinkin’ on bringin’ her back fo’ to satisfy you black-assed nature!|
|Harder They Come 328: Sometimes, when her nature come down, she jus’ had to holler one time.|
|‘Hurricane Annie’ [lyrics] Now, I know that you know the course of my nature, and I don’t mean maybe. / I make all my ho’s suck my dick cause I ain’t got time for no babies.|
|Curvy Lovebox 48: My nature’s callin’.|
Terms associated with sexuality
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy III 213: I am rashly bent, To subject your Beauty To kind nature’s duty.|
the female breasts.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 9 May 14/4: There was a boy down there used to sit on a rock, and cry like a young ’un, till some old fool of a sea-cow would come up and take him in her flappers, and press him to nature’s fount, and afterwards the father of the young deceiver would pot the old lady.|
the hymen .
|‘The Maid a Bathing’ in Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) II 41: Her legs she opened wide, My eyes I let down steal, Until that I espy’d Dame Nature’s privy-seal .|
|ballad inPoetica Erotica (1921) 504: But while love’s meadow, happy Dick, With nature’s scythe was mowing [etc.] .|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Lady Mother I i: lowell: The totall some of my blest deity Is the magazine of Nature’s treasury [F&H].|
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 12: Amarris, m. The female pudendum. ‘Nature’s workshop’. [Ibid.] 27: Bahut, m. 1. The female pudendum; ‘the treasury of love’.|
|attrib. to Merry Muses of Caledonia 75: What words can paint the pleasure, / That springs from love’s soft powers, / When nature’s tufted treasure / Pours sweets in spermy showers [F&H].|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
to lose one’s sex-drive, typically as a result of narcotic addiction.
|in Hellhole 68: I know what you heard about junkies losing their nature. But [...] I’ll do anything for junk.|
SE in slang uses
to indulge in hedonistic pleasures, notably women and wine.
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Give nature a fillip to Debauch a little now and then with Women, or Wine.|
|New Canting Dict. n.p.: To give Nature a Fillup; To give a Loose to Women or Wine.|
|Derbys. Times 17 May 2/5: In London he used to think a glass necessary just to give nature a fillip.|