One who has made a lifetime commitment to not smoke, drink, do drugs, or participate in promiscuous sex.
This does not mean no sex at all, it just means
only sex when in a serious relationship
- not random
Being straight edge
has nothing to do with religion. Although someone
who is religious can be straight edge
- the two are not correlated.
One cannot call themselves straight edge
plan to obstain from these acts
for life. If someone
breaks one of these, he or she was never straight edge
Those who are straight edge
do not need
to smoke, drink, do drugs, or participate in casual sex to have a good time and enjoy life. People who are straight edge still
go to parties, go see bands at shows, and most of what
individuals do - they
just don't poison their
bodies in the process.
I'm 25 and have been straight edge
for 8 years
- I go to parties, still see my favorite bands, and have sex with my husband regularly. I never engage in acts
that I regret since
my mind is clear at all times. I don't cough up a lung going up the stairs since
I don't smoke. Being straight edge
has never stopped me from having a good time - and the best part
is that I remember all of them!