We haven’t always had the convenience of a nice warm shower. There was a time when you had to draw water from the well and heat it up so you could bathe. Taking a bath was a chore for sure (pronounced like “shore”) and as such a real man tried to avoid it at all costs. Usually the woman of the house had to force the poor man to take a bath against his will.
Times have changed and oddly enough it is now considered normal for a man to take regular baths, or showers. Yes truth is often stranger then fiction!