Straight Edge is basically a way of life that includes no drinking, no drugs, and so casual sex. Abbreviated SxE. It is not a religion or a gang. It is a choice that someone makes. However, not everyone who doesnt drink/do drugs/have casual sex is straight edge, and not all that say they are straight edge, are straight edge. People who are SxE might put black x's on their hands. yes, you can be friends with people who do these things. There are a few types of straight edge kids.

The true SxE kid - does not drink, does not have casual sex, and does not do drugs. Also, does not go around telling everyone he meets right away that he is SxE, when the time comes to bring it up, he does tell. Does not think himself better than others becasue he does not drink or do drungs or not have sex. Does not beat people up for smoking or drinking.

Asshole SxE kid - Abides by the 3 rules of SxE, but goes around thinking he is better than everyone, puts people down for it, and basically bugs the fuck out of people.

Scene/Fashioncore SxE Kid - Wears x's on his hands all the time, and wears a bandana around his mouth and nose all the time, usually has died black hair. Most of these kids are not actually SxE, hell, most of them dont even know the true meaning or SxE but say they are to get friends/be cool/fit in. They are the SxE trend kids, and give True SxE'rs a bad name. Becasue of these kids, most kids just think being SxE is wearing black x's and bandanas around your face.

Hardliner - Super SxE kids that usually are vegan, wont take drugs even for severe pain, drink caffeine, or do anything like that. There most defining trait ,however, is the fact that they beat the living shit out of people for smoking, drinking or doing drugs. They might see someone doing one of these things, not bothing them at all, get a bunch of their friends, and beat the shit out of one person with somewhere between 2-? people. These people sometimes kill the people they attack. They are the biggest threat to true SxE people. A lot of cops and other uninformed people, becasue of hardliners, believe SxE people to be a gang, and believe ever SxE kid will beat the shit out of someone smoking or drinking or something like that. They are hated by most SxE kids.
True Straight edge kid (when asked about drinking/drugs/sex) - "yeah, i dont do drugs, drink, or have casual sex. You do? ok, your choice man."

Asshole stright edge kid - Yeah im SxE and im fuckin better than you becasue of it, i dont poison myself and you do, your fuckin stupid as hell, i hate you all, go fucking burn yourself"

Scene/Fashioncore kid - (Wearing black x's on his hands and a black bandana over his face and his long died black hair) Yeah, Grr im SxE, im cool, wanna be my friend, im SxE, cmon im SxE you gotta like me, im cool." might also say that while drinking or smoking.

Hardliner (sees someone drinking or smoking, not bothering anyone, no one is in their range of 2nd hand smoke)
*goes and gets somewhere from usually 1 to 10 more hardliners then beats the hell out of the person drinking or smoking, some with brass knuckles or baseball bats* The beat up kid usually has to go to the hospital, and sometimes even dies
by xjustinxedgex June 24, 2006
An attempt to give an abstinence policy a 'street' name so they don't realise that they're missing all the fun.
"I'm straight edge."
by Easty September 15, 2005
An excuse to fight people and get dumb tattoos.
Did you see that guy at the show with the beer talking shit about your sleeve? Let's go beat him up because we're xtoughx and don't have to take that.
by Hayley Reno July 11, 2005
Some one who thinks that they are so cool that they don't need drink, drugs or casual sex. they feel that they are above it.
why are you all drinking, im too cool for that. I'm so un-cool that im cool!
by anti-anti-emo May 23, 2005
Groups of wannabe moshers livin their life in a way that would make anybodies mummy damn proud! you go girls!
"Damn that mosh pit was amazing earlier, really slammin"

"I wouldnt know, im straight edge and the nasty metal heads wouldnt give me space to swing my arms about on my own"
by GSXrocker February 28, 2005
a common ploy used by teens in order to seem innocent, but in reality it is very much a paradox.
"Yo, I'm straight edge," John says as he is consuming his third bottle of gin that night.
by Kzilla May 08, 2005
Nerdy white bread assholes who want to belong to a group very much like scenesters.

What's with the bandana around the mouth anyway? that's for taggers, people who actually live life, oh yeah that's a great way of getting shot up by latino's and blacks btw.
I can understand not doing drugs, or maybe trying it once (the non-addictive ones) to see what it's like. I can even understand not having sex because there are disease's spreading like crazy... but not drinking is just lame imo, everyone needs to kick back sometime and just relax with a little booze, it wont kill ya so quit being so square
by mmmmcorona May 04, 2005
totally gay emo belief, another thing they started doing to show how different they ar ebut they all ended up doing it and once again became all the same.
straight edge xxx emo kids are fags, all of them. and they paint x's on there hands to hide the self mutilation they impose. fags
by Byronhoudini July 10, 2006
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