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.
ex.

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
#edge #straight #hardcore #minor threat #drug #free
by xjustinxedgex June 24, 2006
Beliefs ushered in through the lyrics and then-beliefs of Ian Mackaye (Teen Idles, Minor Threat era). Although he exclaims fervently that he did not mean to start a movement, and defended himself in the second version of "Out of Step", it did spark a movement.

Basic Beliefs:
No drinking
No smoking
No promiscuous sex

Newer Innovations:
Atheism - idea of "think don't pray"
Veganism / Vegetarianism
Exemption from Painkillers, Caffine etc.
Hardline Ethic

Symbols:
xXx - supposedly for each of the main beliefs
sXe - straight edge abbreviation
X on the hands - typically seen at shows
x *lame screename* x - seen in every aim window

Types of Edge Kids:
1) The one who knows straight edge is a personal lifestyle and keeps his beliefs to himself

2) Pseudo edge kid, who puts x's on his hands at every show, goes vegan, and sells out the following month

3) Hardline kid - tries to force edge on others, just a meathead who has no idea of the positive nature straight edge is supposed to be

Edge Bands:
Gorilla Biscuits
Chain of Strength
Judge
Strife
Earth Crisis
xLimpwristx
Champion
Have Heart
Allegiance
Carry On
"I was reliving all those times we shared, and it's hard,
because you used to be so strong but time has changed you.
You turned away.
I keep trying to escape from the past.
But those days used to mean so much.
We stood side by side and nothing else mattered.
We were straight edge and at least I still am."

Excerpt from "The Decline" by Champion
#edge #straightedge #pure #hardline #ian mackaye #sell out #xxx #hardcore #punk
by the core has grown soft December 12, 2005
Ideals invented by Ian MacKaye. Primarily focuses on maintain a pure body and conscience by abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Promotes monogomous relationships (not mariage) and a vegetarian diet (although this is not essential). Ian MacKaye went so far as to shave his head but no one does this as a sign of their devotion anymore. Early straight-edgers could be identified by 'X's tattoed into their hands.
Straight-edge used to mean something. Now you see kids who shop at Hot Topic using Sharpies to draw 'X's on their hands.
by Roy K July 13, 2005
Ideals invented by Ian MacKaye. Primarily focuses on maintain a pure body and conscience by abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Promotes monogomous relationships (not mariage) and a vegetarian diet (although this is not essential). Ian MacKaye went so far as to shave his head but no one does this as a sign of their devotion anymore. Early straight-edgers could be identified by 'X's tattoed into their hands.
Straight-edge used to mean something. Now you see kids who shop at Hot Topic using Sharpies to draw 'X's on their hands.
by Roy K July 13, 2005
Means living a poison-free lifestyle.
X- No drugs
X- No alcohol
X- No casual sex
Straigh edge people have a respect for there bodies and others should respect them for that.
Straight Edge is for life, not for a year, not for a week, If you take away an X you break edge.
To this I am forever true. I am straight edge.- Earth Crisis


STRAIGHT EDGE - I won't compromise.
STRAIGHT EDGE - We won't compromise.
STRAIGHT EDGE - Together.
STRAIGHT EDGE - Forever.
STRAIGHT EDGE - United.
STRAIGHT EDGE - Represent.
-Throwdown

I'm still here, I'm still proud and I
still know what it takes to be true. for myself. for my friends. for my family.
straight fucking edge. forever.
-Throwdown
by igottwopickles March 19, 2005
If you become Straight Edge you have agreed to a certain way of life. You don't do drugs, alcohol, smoke or have casual sex. You can also be vegan/vegetarian and not drink caffiene. Basically you are protecting your body.

There are people who are straight edge, know what it means and sticks with it. They are known as the true straight edge.

Others do it just to fit in and be cool. They tell everyone their straight edge and don't stick to the rules. Idiots.

Lots of straight edge people also draw X's on their hands.
Straight Edge is a life choice, that you won't be forced to make but probably should as it's better for you.
#straightedge #true #fake #x's on hands #respectful
by JustALilFreak May 12, 2012
Straight Edge, is a label that was born out of punk music. Someone who doesn't, take in substances that effect the body(ie drugs not necessarily illegal), potentially doesn't eat meat. Will not engage in casual sex. Someone who dislikes drugs but is not original or secure enough to just say "I don't do drugs". A person who identifies as such is a loser, not because of their actions but because they apply the stupid label to themselves. for example, "Your just a stupid stoner!" "No, you twit I happen to be a guy who likes to smoke pot". They also have a affinity for stupid triple X tattoos as well
Beer guy"Hey want a beer"
straightedge" No I'm straight edge, i live a pure lifestyle"
Beer "All you had to say was no thanks.. !"

Example of non-asshole

guy1" take a hit"
guy2 "I don't smoke, but thanks"
guy1 "Thats cool, more for the rest of us"
#stupid #straight edge #straight-edge #pussy #loser #poser
by bobbyjack75 July 18, 2009
Yes, there is a band, Minor Threat, (my most favorite band of all time)(trust me, i know alot about these guys), and they had a song called "straight edge". However, the motion of this whole straight edge skeet is based on the song "out of step" by minor threat:
Out of Step (with the world)
by Minor Threat, 1981 3

(I) Don't smoke
Don't drink
Don't fuck
At least I can fucking think

I can't keep up
Can't keep up
Can't keep up
Out of step with the world
If you listen to the origional version of "out of step", you will hear him say in the middle on the song:
""listen this is no set of rules, i'm not telling you what to do,all i'm saying is i'm bringing three things
that are like so important to the whole world...that i dont find more importance in... because of these things, whether they're
fuckin, or whether they're playing golf."" if you really knew shit about this wonderful band, and you heard what they had to say, then you would realize that this movement is something YOU guys made up, and they just shrugged at that. This is not a movement with HELLA detailed rules like you may think. In fact, it was not supposed to be a movement at all.
Please dont join this movement.
the "basics" of what people have set to this is that you dont smoke, drink and fuckAROUND with smoking or drinking. its not X-X-X its really only 2 X's for you guys. it doesnt matter about that shit, its not worth arguing about.
you can be clean and sober for yourself, and not make a billboard out of yourself about it.
no more X's kids. Read up on your bands before you publish shit about their songs. there was never meant to be a straight edge.
#strait edge #xxx #minor threat #edge kids #edge
by emily TS February 28, 2006
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