Men can reach speeds of up to 72 kilometers per hour on the X-treme Faser water slide at Galaxy Rutschenparadies, which is part of the Therme Erding sauna complex near Munich. Women can watch from the ground and take pictures. Park officials say they moved to ban women from the ride after “six women had reported injuries to the genital area last year, and some of them had to be taken to hospital” No injuries were reported to men, and park officials blamed “the nature of the female anatomy.”
But, as The Local further reports:
the Professional Association of Gynaecologists was sceptical. A spokeswoman said there was no medical reason why women shouldn’t use such a slide – unless they were pregnant. She said she had never heard of women suffering waterslide-related vaginal injury.
Don’t worry though, perhaps with an iron girdle, women will be able to enjoy this ride:
The park is working on building a protective suit for women to use on the slide. “Like for ice hockey,” said Maier.
Until then, men, who are known for having genitalia that are well-protected against injury by blunt force, will have the slide to themselves.
- Women banned from water slide after ‘injuries’ (thelocal.de)
- Stuck waterslide woman suing for $400k (news.ninemsn.com.au)