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It's about keeping it pure, staying true to yourself, and respecting your body. No drugs, no alcohol, no promiscuous sex. The issue of sex has become skewed and you may find people that call themselves straight edge and still have promiscuous sex. I personally have never heard of someone breaking edge because they had sex with some one. Although that does not mean I don't consider promiscuous sex part of being straight edge.That's another issue.

Straight Edge originated with the band Minor Threat. Minor Threat was formed in D.C. in 1980. Ian McKaye, vocals, wrote "I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't fuck, at least I can fuckin think," In the song Out of Step which was released in early 1981 on their EP, In My Eyes. This was later coined as straight edge with a song entitled Straight Edge on Minor Threat's next self titled EP later in 1981. The term caught on throughout the D.C. punk/hardcore scene and also spread throughout Boston.

Straight Edge is often abbreviated as sXe. The "X" became associated with Straight Edge because of a loop hole in laws of Washington D.C. at the time. The legal drinking age at the time was 18. Most shows were booked in clubs and bars and this posed a problem for most of the kids going to shows as they were minors. Another law in Washington at the time was that all bars must also serve food. Therefore there was no such thing as a bar in D.C. in 1980, there were only restaurants. Kids worked with bouncers and said they would put X's on their hands to symbolize that they were minors and could not drink. This eventually evolved into a symbol of Straight Edge and kids began to X up even when shows were not at bars.

TRUE TIL DEATH.
xJHUNTx

Straight edge bands new and old: Minor Threat, Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Slapshot, Earth Crisis, Judge, Side By Side, Bold, Carry On, Chain of Strength, Champion, Ten Yard Fight, With Honor, Down To Nothing, Stand and Fight, xLooking Forwardx, BANE, Casey Jones, In My Eyes, Floorpunch, Comeback Kid, Strife, Mouthpiece, Underdog, Death Before Dishonor, Embrace Today, The Promise, Good Clean Fun, I Hate You, Youth Brigade and many more.
by xJHUNTx December 07, 2005

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Straight edge (XXX-sXe)

means no drugs, no smoking, no alchochol, and no premarital sex. there are other spins saying no caffine or meat.

See edge, straight-edge, sXe}, self respect
-Wanna get really wasted and bang tonight?

-nah me and mah biznitches is straight edge
by Stupid April 15, 2005

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is a bunch of losers who never get offered anything

and think smoking and drinking and drugs are bad WTF!?

and show up to gigs with tea and water and try to pick fights with people who are more richer better and have lives

straight edge is fucking retarded their like Nazis they try to force their life style on to others by force but they get the fuck beaten out of then cuz straight edge is weak and drunks could fuck 'em up!!
NORMAL person)"straight edge is gay"

other NORMAL person)"i know, i could beat them if i was drunk!!"

everyone)"hahahahah"

straight edge guys)*CRYING*
by sXeKILLA!!! August 23, 2009

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originated from the punk/hardcore scene, a straight edger is offtenly referred to as a douche. One who has given up on all the fun things in life, a person who, for fun, dancing in circles wailing his/her arms about as if in some sort of cardiac arrest.
That Straight Edge kid should get knocked the fuck out
by BrownStain99 February 05, 2009

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To avoid everything good in life and suffer by yourself or with your other straight edge shit cunts. You don't have fun, or know what it is, obviously.
I'm straight edge.
*initiate homosexuality*
by Booterz July 21, 2008

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Once affiliated with the conservative element of the punk movement (against drugs, alcohol and casual sex, extremist elements were anti-abortion and sometimes violent) in the 1980s. Now, however, the meaning can also include people who distinguish themselves from their peer group by abstaining from drugs and alcohol by personal choice rather than by affiliation with the punk subculture ideology.
1988:
Pete wears electrical-tape X's on his hands and burns down abortion clinics, he's a punk-rock mix of Ronald Reagan and the Muslim Brotherhood

2008:
Pete doesn't poke the smot with the rest of us cause he's straight edge, but we love him anyway cause he bakes us lots of betty crocker when we're high.
by Faulty March 12, 2008

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Straight Edge is a way of life. It includes

no smoking
no drinking
no drugs
no premiscuous sex

It is somthing people decide to do because they don't want to fuck up their body just for a rise. sXe was originated by hardcore IT'S NOT FUCKING EMO! scene kids stole straight edge to be cool and so now a lot of people think that sXe is just a trend for fags who think thry're cool. Some bastards claim edge because it makes them feel superior.
I'm straight edge, and I don't want to make people feel inferior. It's somthing I chose. The local scene kids claimed edge for about a day, probably making them feel really cool before they went back to drink and drugs to help them with their non existant lives.
by Joseph MacDonald April 08, 2007

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