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1. An orgiastic or erotic show, straight or a little kinky , performed not for the pleasure of the participants, but for the entertainment of a paying audience.
Etymology: From K . S. Daly. Sex. An Encyclopedia for the Bewildered (1995): ' Among the many kinds of sex-shows to be seen in 1930s Paris were the cirques erotiques . These were shows in which naked women cycled around on bicycles while spectators placed bets on which cyclist would first reach orgasm as a result of her gyrations on-the-saddle .' Synonym: sex-show .

2. Or: The Circus , in London, short for Piccadilly Circus, a favorite cruising area by male homosexuals and male prostitues. Synonym: The Dilly .

See Also: a bit of stuff, a piece of stuff, circle the circus, circus, conk, Dilly, dilly boy, hootchy-kootchy, old dose, piccadilly commando, piece of stuff, sex show, sword swallower

Quotes Containing circus:
Chester Wooley (Lou Costello) refusing to marry the Widow Hawkins (Marjorie Main) in The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947): 'Mrs. Hawkins, marriage is nothing but a three ring circus : first the engagement ring , and then the wedding ring , and then the suffering.'

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