A British woman is unable to enjoy sex after a fountain at a water park inflicted horrific damage to her vagina.
According to Daily Mail, Manchester's Shelby Clarke was 14 years old when she went to the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool with her mother, stepfather and friend, Sarah, in October 2009.
During Clarke's visit, she noticed one of the park's newest attractions had just opened up to the public. The Spectacular Dancing Water Fountain was a set of water jets that shot out of the ground.
She was quickly rushed to the hospital, and her injuries were so bad, doctors first thought Clarke had been raped.
Her mother, Karen, said,
Clarke's internal and external injuries would require a two-hour procedure involving 250 stitches.
She was released from the hospital after three days but urination and periods were unbearable.
Another six weeks went by before Clarke returned to school.
Clarke met her boyfriend, Danny, three years after her surgery.
They rarely have sex because of the suffering it causes her.
Clarke was given a five-figure sum after her family pursued legal action against the Pleasure Beach.
The money will go toward treatments that may be needed should she want to become a mother.
Doctors aren't sure she'll ever be able to have children naturally, but they'll hopefully give a more definitive answer once Clarke has scar tissue removed from her cervix in the near future.
Clarke told Daily Mail,
The water park now makes announcements before a fountain show reminding visitors not to walk on top of the jets, which are also guarded by staff members.