Woman ignores 'no women' sign on waterslide and seems to instantly regret it

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Cliff diving champion Rhiannan Iffland took TikTok by storm when she ignored a 'No Women' sign on a waterslide, an act some compared to "having an enema". The seven-time world titleholder shared a video of her bold move which quickly amassed over 37 million views in under a week. "Apparently this says women aren't supposed to do this slide," she captioned the viral clip. "Went for it anyway. Just once, but did it!"

The footage shows Rhiannan hurtling down the steep descent at lightning speed, with her screams echoing immediately after take-off. TikTok users noted that the sign at Austria's Area 47 adventure park warns of a 'high risk of injury'. Labelled as Europe's fastest waterslide, it boasts speeds that can hit 80km/h. The National Library of Medicine published a study highlighting that "water under high pressure can produce vaginal injury", presumably the rationale for the cautionary sign, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Instances have been recorded where similar slides have led to infections in women due to contaminants in the water. A particular case examined by the study concluded: "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 anaesthesia when vaginal bleeding is present." You can get the latest WalesOnline newsletters e-mailed to you directly for free by signing up here.

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Rhiannan, who has nearly 180,000 followers on social media, shared a video that sparked a wave of comments from people who'd suffered the dreaded 'water slide enema'. One of her followers recounted their own experience: "Unfortunately I got a water slide enema," and elaborated with a grim detail: "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 was surprised to learn the phenomenon had a name: "OMG I had no idea it had a name. Water slide enema. Perfectly describes what happened to me." A third commenter declared their decision to avoid such slides in the future: "Never going on this type of slide again. It did me so wrong, went straight to the toilet."

And yet another person expressed alarm at how common the issue seemed to be: "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."