What did 19th century prostitutes use for birth control?
November 21, 2008 2:20 PM Subscribe
What sort of birth control did old-timey prostitutes use?
I'm reading Gore Vidal's "Lincoln" right now, and, like all of his "Empire" series, the narrators tend to be avid brothel-goers. How did that work? Was a john expected to withdraw? Did they use some sort of condom? Were the prostitutes pregnant all the time? Gore doesn't really go into detail.