LIFESTYLE

These widespread practices in the Wild West show how wild the times really were

By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 1408 GMT (2208 HKT) September 29, 2021

Painful wiping

Today we have toilet paper, and it looks like we should be grateful.

In the Old West, on the other hand, such a convenience didn't really exist. After a visit to the outhouse around this time, people resorted to anything from corn on the cob to grass to clean themselves. We can only conclude that they were made of a more solid material at that time (exit the triple thickness) sometimes causing pain due to cuts or strong irritations.