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June Deidre Sanders (born 9 June 1945), a graduate of Sheffield University, has been responsible for the feature which bears her name since November 1980. Each day there are four or five dilemmas sent in anonymously by readers, which are published and answered by Deidre. There is also a week-long series of photos that picture a particular problem, with Deidre giving advice at the end. In addition, several different premium rate advice lines are published, giving recorded messages on problems that readers may have. Anybody that has a problem can email Deidre and they will receive a personal reply.
Recurring themes include erection and orgasm problems, incest, having or imagining threesomes, problems with parents, loneliness, addiction to prostitutes, and sex in strange places. Many of the predicaments featured are fairly improbable, and it is the opinion of some that they are more than likely fabrications.
During a piece of news, Deidre will sometimes give humorous advice to a celebrity who is having personal problems. One example of this was after José Mourinho called Arsène Wenger a voyeur, and there was a casebook featuring Arsène peeking into Chelsea's training ground, and a letter from him, written in the type of French seen in 'Allo 'Allo!.
- Archie Bland "The agony and the ecstasy: Why 'Dear Deidre' Sanders is still solving problems, 30 years on", The Independent, 4 October 2009
- "Mrs Deidre Sanders Authorised Biography", Debrett's
- "Deidre Sanders describes 30 years as a Sun agony aunt", BBC News, 13 November 2010
- "Are You Brave Enough To Admit You Love It?". 19 May 2005.
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