How did close-knit and urban society function before the advent of daily bathing?

2018-03-13 20:12:19

I was watching a fictional drama about 1920 and, seeing the characters fighting and sweating and dressed in heavy woolen clothes, it piqued my interest about human bathing.

How did societies cope with, and mating/relationships occur, prior to the advent of daily bathing? When did the Western hemisphere adopt daily bathing as a practice and how did it grow in popularity?