Most straight edgers frown upon hate edge and hardline. Hardline is a more conservative type of straight edge, started in the late 80s by bands such as Youth of Today and Judge. Hardline is anti homosexuality, extreme veganism and Christian values.
sorry man, im straightedge.
it is NOT an abreviation of sexy.
straightedgekid: hell no, im sXe.
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.
Don't offer me drugs, drinks, or tobacco.
sxe is the way for me!