A Sunday Mirror reader gets into a bit of an intellectual quandary, as she splits up from her boyfriend and seeks an appropriate method of revenge to take her mind off her heart ache.

Writing to the paper’s agony aunt, Dr Catherine Hood, the reader reveals, “he’s been having an affair. I’m a keen photographer and have several photos of him wearing my underwear. I’m thinking of sending them to a gay sex magazine. Do you think I’d be justified in doing this?”

It’s certainly a dilemma.

Luckily Dr Catherine is on hand with some timely advice; “while it would be fun to see your boyfriend embarrassed, the enjoyment would be only temporary.”

She goes on to advise that the reader to channel her energy into something more productive, “spending time concocting ways to get your own back may stop you moving forward with your life. Think about whether you’d be better off putting the whole situation behind you and moving on to find someone better.”

But what of the photos, I hear you cry.

Well fear not, Dr Catherine has an ingenious Blue Peter-esque solution for them too; “I’d rip them up or use them as a temporary dartboard in the privacy of your own room.”

Wise words indeed.