"On the Loss of Nudity in the Men's Locker Room".
"Contested waters: A History of Swimming Pools in America".
This may explain the more extensive hairlessness of female humans compared to males.
Side B from an red-figure , 440—430 BCE.
The dress or nakedness of women that were not deemed respectable was also of lesser importance due to the distinction between , which injured third parties: her husband, father, and male relatives; while with an unattached woman, likely a prostitute, courtesan or slave, was a lesser sin since it had no male victims, which in a patriarchal society might mean no victim at all.
Although there is a common misconception that Europeans did not bathe in the , public bath houses—usually segregated by sex—were popular until the 16th century, when concern for the spread of disease closed many of them.