WATCH: This athlete pees when she lifts weights - unsanitary or activism?

WATCH: This athlete pees when she lifts weights - unsanitary or activism?

To pee or to diaper? 

A female athlete is shamed for her stress urinary incontinence condition
Female body builder poses with protective panty brand/Instagram Screenshot/@huntermhenderson

What's been causing chatter on the net recently? You won't believe it, but it's got to do with peeing in public...

It's not what you think it is, though...

As women it can be a very sensitive topic, especially because many women experience involuntarily urination after child birth. More than that, many female athletes experience Stress Urinary Incontinence, which is described as an unintentional loss of urine experienced during exercise by active women. 

"With mild SUI, pressure may be from sudden forceful activities, like exercise, sneezing, laughing or coughing. If your SUI is more severe, you may also leak with less forceful activities like standing up, walking or bending over. Urinary "accidents" like this can range from a few drops of urine to enough to soak through your clothes." (Urology Health)

A women by the name of Hunter Henderson, who is an athlete with several accolades behind her name, has SUI. Her videos have received a mixed response from social media users. 

When she does deadlifts, she involuntarily pees, and this has caused some people to be up in arms about the unsanitary nature of her exposing her condition in public places. 

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Of course, it's a double-edged sword. She has her personal reasons for not taking measures to control the peeing, but it is also invasive for everyone else who is around her using the gym. 

Not to mention a tad bit cringe...

Personal hygiene is so important, if a pandemic didn't teach us that then it was a wasted lesson...

Many people have shared their views about the fact that her action in not doing anything to control her condition is negligent to the people around her and the person with the task of cleaning up after her. 

This is the video that got people talking on Twitter:

She has reached out with a post on her Instagram sharing her condition and asking people to be mindful. In addition, she shares a video of herself wearing panties that stop her from peeing, a sponsorship with a brand called, Depend Brand

The good news is that after wearing the panties, she doesn't pee, which means it helps her control her condition whilst weightlifting. 

Check out the video below, courtesy of Instagram

Check out some of the chitter chatter on Twitter around her condition:

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