This covers a broad range of people, all of whom voluntarily choose not to take drugs, drink or engage in promiscuous sexual behavior. Other options include abstaining from caffeine, meat, etc. There are a few kinds of sXe'rs in my opinion.
1) Committed people honestly dedicated to keeping their body clean of all toxins for life. While I couldn't live your extremely pure lifestyle, I fully respect your choice to do so, more power to you.
2) Scenester kids who think because sXe is underground it automatically becomes "cool" and start wearing bandannas and the "X" on their hands. Even though I'm not sXe personally, speaking on behalf of friends who are, when you don't make a commitment to the philosophy, you just seem foolish.
3) Hardliners, the people who follow the philosophy to the letter, but more importantly will engage in mass ass-kicking of anyone who doesn't. Now, here's where my disagreement comes into play towards the hardliners. If you want to stay pure as possible, good for you, but for you to harass or assault anyone having a beer responsibly or eating a hamburger for pete's sake, you're a fucking idiot. Case closed.
4) Elitists, the people who honestly believe that because they are sXe, they are automatically better than people who aren't. Listen up elitist fools, (and especially the one who called me evil this past weekend for having 1 beer at a restaurant) whether you want to believe it or not, you're human just as we all are, and just because you...
You one day wake up to the realisation that the world around you has nothing more to offer, and the only way to achive something is to have a clear mind, a clear life, a target....you are straight edge
no promiscuous sex
to have a lifestyle philosophy of no alcohol, no drugs, and no (promiscuous) sex
Most rock stars are definitely NOT straight edge.
Someone who has respect for themselves and realizes that you do not need drugs and alcohol (and sometimes sexual intercourse) to live a happy and prosperous; who goes against the current of "what's cool". Although it may occur with religion, it might just be the moral value and personal beliefs of a person.
"Nah, I'm straightedge."
Someone who refuses to drink, smoke, and do drugs.
Raver: You gonna come to Jim's party later? There's gonna be some great dope there. Free alcohol too!
Straightedge Kid: Nah, that's not my scene.
Person that doesn't do drugs, smoke, or drink
That chick is a straightedge
the word staightedge is used to describe people who have made a life choice to refrain from drinking, drugs, smoking, and sex. there is nothing wrong with the people who have made this choice, and others should accept it, as well as they should accept others life choices.
kid 1: hey want to go to this party? there will be a keg.
Kid 2: no, i'm straightedge
Kid 1: ok, that's fine. i'll see you later.