Birth Control Involved Ingesting Poison. There appears to be good reason for that, as Wild West facts about doing the do are more scarce than you would imagine. In an era of freewheeling attitudes about fornication, you might wonder why people weren't popping out kids left and right. In fact, many women on the frontier passed during childbirth. Some places were more stereotypical in terms of the treatment of those who worked within them. Most of these workers were young 30 or youngerlargely uneducated and, in many cases, illiterate. In an interview "Homos on the Range:
One thing is very clear about the Old West:
Naked women from the old west
In effect, men in the Old West got it where they could. When women weren't present in large communities, say a mining camp full of men for example, some men would fill the role of women for physical pleasure and domestically, and normal gender roles were challenged. Something many enjoy, yes? There's evidence that even sex workers were against it, and would shun othes who didn't mind engaging in the practice. In an era of freewheeling attitudes about fornication, you might wonder why people weren't popping out kids left and right.