Diver's regret after ignoring 'no women' sign for fastest water slide in Europe

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A female diver has gone viral after she ignored a 'No Women' sign on a world-famous waterslide and plummeted down the vertical drop at breakneck speed. Australian Rhiannan Iffland, a seven-time world champion in cliff diving, posted a clip of her daring feat which racked up more than 37 million views in less than a week.

"Apparently this says women aren't supposed to do this slide," she wrote alongside the footage. "Went for it anyway. Just once, but did it!" The video shows Rhiannan as she falls, with her screams audible almost instantly after the countdown, reports the Mirror.

Commenters on TikTok pointed out that the sign at Austria's Area 47 adventure park indicates a 'high risk of injury'. Boasting the title of Europe's fastest waterslide, it can reach speeds of up to 80km/h.

A study found in the National Library of Medicine notes that "water under high pressure can produce vaginal injury", which is likely the reason behind the warning sign. There have been instances where similar slides have caused infections in women due to foreign bodies present in the water.

In one case reviewed by the study, it was revealed: "Vaginal injury in premenarcheal patients may result from a water slide. The emergency physician must be aware of this potential injury mechanism and the need for complete examination under anesthesia when vaginal bleeding is present."

Rhiannan boasts almost 180,000 followers on TikTok, and it seems a good number are all too familiar with the dangerous effects of what's been dubbed a 'water slide enema'. One follower said: "Unfortunately I got a water slide enema," adding: "Peed out half the swimming pool in the toilet from my butt. I literally couldn't stand upright after it happened. Weirdest thing I've ever experienced."

Another expressed their astonishment: "OMG I had no idea it had a name. Water slide enema. Perfectly describes what happened to me." Meanwhile, a third shared their resolve: "Never going on this type of slide again.. it did me so wrong. went straight to the toilet."

And a fourth chimed in with concern: "The amount of people who got a water slide enema is scary. I've never even heard of that before. Well I just need one reason so thanks no more water slides for me."

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