sXe, an amazing abbreviation for straightedge / straight edge / straight-edge. it symbolizes making a lifestyle choice, not following some stupid trend, if you're not ready to make the commitment for life, then yeah, maybe you should follow the practices, but you're not quite there yet. sXe people refrain from using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco (considered a drug by the way). they also refrain from having premarital sex. in some extreme cases I've even heard of people abstaining from using "foul language" , i.e. swearing which a lot of people did while defining this term...yep yep.

it is also my understanding that the movement was started by Minor Threat with some of their song lyrics, and that the "x"s represent the "x"s that minors had to wear on their hands when in clubs to listen to the bands so that bartenders knew they couldn't have alcohol (some hardcore straightedges tattooed "x" on their hands so that they could show the world who/what they are).

God is not a poison, and should not be avoided as such by straight edge people, many people even choose to use God as their reason for being sXe.
Two Girls at Christian concert...
random girl: hey
me: hey, that x on your that supposed to stand for "straight edge"?
random girl: yeahh
me: that's really cool, I like it :)


katielouwhoo: "what are you doing this weekend angy?"
crazydazy: "going to a christian show, i'm so glad that I want to be as pure as possible for God when I meet him..."
katielouwhoo: "yeahh, it's great being sXe...none of that crap for me."
both: "sXe ... it's the only way to be."
*break into laughter at their amazingness*
by crazydazy December 30, 2006
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Straightedge. It has the same basic principle (no drink, no drugs, no fuck) for all followers, but each person makes it their own. Some examples: some sXe people choose to be vegans or vegetarians, abstain from caffeine, save sex for marriage (as opposed to a serious, committed relationship). Straightedge has NOTHING to do with violence (in fact, most straightedgers discourage it) or religion (that's a personal belief). Some people say that taking medications is not straightedge, however, others will argue that sXe is all about taking care of yourself, and refusing legitimate medications is counter-productive to the general ideology.
Straightedge is a way to find unity with peers who have the same drug-free ideas as you, and many aspects differ from person to person.
by Annah June 30, 2004
something which is not to be taken lightly or as a trend. a personal descision to abstain from drink, drugs, and illicit sex. brought into being by ian mckay. true edgers do not ridicule those who havent chosen the same lifestyle, its their choice, and its theirs alone to follow.
would you like a drink?
sorry man, im straightedge.
by yamuna March 12, 2004
sXe is short for straight edge. This means that you dont smoke, do drugs, or drink. sXe is a lifetime commitment, not just until you're of age. It also often means that the person says not to promiscuity and perverted forms of sex.
by Anonymous May 29, 2003
sXe is an abreviation of straight edge, which, in short, means that you abstain from abusing drugs, alcohol and tobacco, from promiscuous sex and from anythign else that poisons your body.

it is NOT an abreviation of sexy.
randomscreenanme: you wanna come smoke with me and my friends?
straightedgekid: hell no, im sXe.
by jeannie December 28, 2003
sxe is abbreviation for straightedge, which is also symbolized by X and XXX.

Minor Threat started straightedge in late 80's because of the self-hatred and the over-use of drugs.

The bartenders were told to put X's on minor's hands so that they could not drink. Straightedge kids picked up this idea and marked X's on their hand so people would know they don't drink.

straightedge is a philosophy against: drugs (caffeine, medicine, anything illegal.) drinking (alcohol, caffeine.) smoking (any form of tobacco.)

Some people include veganism, some include not having a religion saying god is a poison. Some people don't have sex until marriage or until a long-term commited relationship.

Straightedge is a way of life, not just a trend.
It has morals, it has beliefs, it is a philosophy that has grown into a movement.
I am straightedge.. and proud of it.
Don't offer me drugs, drinks, or tobacco.
sxe is the way for me!
by xxxedge March 04, 2006
The Straight-Edge movement; a way of life. In a nutshell, don't drink, don't smoke, don't fuck. It's a way of respecting yourself and others.
Symbolized by Xs.
SXE is a way of life. If I ever lose my edge, it'll be over.
by crucifiedhavok28 February 26, 2004
Alright people, you are a bunch of retards! It does NOT mean sexy. It means that you have taken a personal vow not to ever drink, do drugs, or smoke. Get a clue will you?
by Kay August 18, 2003

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