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Surprising medical reason women are BANNED from Europe’s fastest waterslide – but fearless Australian sports star defies rules anyway

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Iffland noticed the sign in a video posted to Instagram.
  • Rhiannon Iffland fell down a water slide that women are prohibited from using
  • Iffland, 32, is a seven-time world champion cliff jumper.
  • But there’s a medical reason why women shouldn’t go down fast slides.

Europe’s fastest waterslide has banned women from using it, but that hasn’t stopped Australian diving champion Rhiannon Iffland.

Iffland, 32, visited Austria’s popular Area 47 adventure park, which has a host of “outside” activities ranging from bungee jumping to canyoneering and whitewater rafting.

The park also has the “fastest water slide in Europe”, which launches people at 80 km/h.

The slide comes with a sign warning women not to use it, and in recent years there have been reports of women being “destroyed” by high-speed water slides.

According to the National Library of Medicine In the United States, high-pressure water entering the female body can cause horrible injuries and lead to infections due to foreign bodies found in the water.

But Iffland didn’t seem to pay much attention to a sign at the top of the slide that showed an image of a woman with a red line through it, indicating the women-only ban.

Posting a video of her going down the slide, she said: “Apparently women aren’t supposed to do this slide.”

Iffland, a seven-time consecutive Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion, threw herself into a blue swimsuit from Budgy Smugglers, her sponsor.

She went down the 80km/h slide anyway.

Rhiannon Iffland went down a water slide that women are prohibited from using

Iffland, 32, is a seven-time world diving champion and competes in the Red Bull series.

Iffland, 32, is a seven-time world diving champion and competes in the Red Bull series.

She told her concerned fans that she always weighs the risks of what she is doing.

She told her concerned fans that she always weighs the risks of what she is doing.

‘Here to have a good time, not a long time! Another YOLO moment,” she added.

The video sparked concern among some of his followers, but Iffland said he carefully weighed the risks of going down the slide beforehand.

“It was never my intention to flout the safety regulations of this waterslide,” he told news.com.au.

‘A person’s safety is paramount and I constantly weigh any danger in my work. To suggest otherwise is incorrect.’

Instagram users were divided over the women-only ban, with some acknowledging the medical reason while others claimed it was sexist.

“The sign says ‘due to high risk of injury,'” one user posted. ‘Why would you keep going down?’

Another said: “The amount of people who don’t understand why women aren’t supposed to go on this slide is terrifying.”

Other social media users added that high-speed water slides carry the risk of “enemas” for men and women, not just gynecological problems for women.

‘Unfortunately they gave me a water slide enema. I peed half the pool in the bathroom from my butt. I literally couldn’t stand up straight after it happened. The strangest thing I have ever experienced,” said one user in a very open message.

Another added: ‘OMG I had no idea he had a name. Waterslide enema, this perfectly describes what happened to me.

A third commenter said: “I got the worst enema on that slide, bahhaha you’re a brave girl.”

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