21 Most Shocking Hygiene Practices From The Middle Ages

Were lucky that, in our society, we have enough knowledge to understand what good hygiene really is. However, that wasnt always the case…Take a look at some of these rather weird and disgusting hygiene practices from History.

People would go in pots that they kept under their beds.


Bedpans! Can you imagine doing your business in one of these and then keep it under your bed? Plumbing wasnt around, so walking down the hall to the bathroom wasnt an option in the middle of the night, instead youd reach out from under your bed and pull out the trusty bedpan! In some cities, bedpans would be emptied out onto the streets too, letting everyone see your mess from the night before. What a time to be alive…