A type of drama with an emphasis on eroticism and where a sexual relationship plays an important role in the plot.
Often these frank films contain elements of graphic nudity, sexual intercourse, and fetishism, yet these acts rarely are portrayed gratuitously or for simple voyeuristic pleasure.
In the two years since its launch, the online start-up has brought thousands of couples together, generated million in investments and begun swallowing up its competitors.
The company started with the e Harmony model and is now moving to dominate the Russian online dating niche.
The only difference is the number of criteria used.
Unlike other dating sites, provides a niche service for people who are looking for a serious relationship and are willing to pay money to have potential partners selected on the basis of a psychological test.
It was not all their idea, admits CEO Andrei Burin. By the time was launched in 2010, the American site was boasting that, in the past year, it had introduced five percent of all married couples in the United States and Australia.
I recently read a paper by one of a group of sociologists on one of the trends in cohabitation.
Those researchers are Daniel Lichter, Richard Turner, and Sharon Sassler of Cornell University.