Men in the Shower. Today let’s find out about the history of the shower. Shall we??? A shower (or shower-bath, walk-in shower, steam shower) is an area in which one bathes underneath a spray of water.
The original showers were neither indoor structures nor man-made, but were common natural formations: waterfalls. The falling water rinsed the bathers completely clean and was more efficient than bathing in a traditional basin, which required manual transport of both fresh and waste water. Ancient man began to reproduce these natural phenomena by pouring jugs of water, often very cold, over themselves after washing. The first group of people to have showers that would be recognizable to a modern person were the ancient Greeks. Following in the tradition of ancient Greece, many modern athletic and aquatic facilities are equipped with showers.
Despite the innovations in plumbing and water treatment, the domestic shower is much the same as it was in the late 19th century. Showering is mostly part of a daily routine primarily to promote cleanliness and prevent odor, disease and infection. Oft times young men will shower together as a form of male bonding.