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.
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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
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people who choose to not do drugs , drink alcohol or have casual sex .
" hey man , want some hash ? " says darth vader
" no thanks , im straight edge . " r2d2
by Taylor McGinnis April 20, 2008
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It's about keeping it pure, staying true to yourself, and respecting your body. No drugs, no alcohol, no promiscuous sex. The issue of sex has become skewed and you may find people that call themselves straight edge and still have promiscuous sex. I personally have never heard of someone breaking edge because they had sex with some one. Although that does not mean I don't consider promiscuous sex part of being straight edge.That's another issue.

Straight Edge originated with the band Minor Threat. Minor Threat was formed in D.C. in 1980. Ian McKaye, vocals, wrote "I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't fuck, at least I can fuckin think," In the song Out of Step which was released in early 1981 on their EP, In My Eyes. This was later coined as straight edge with a song entitled Straight Edge on Minor Threat's next self titled EP later in 1981. The term caught on throughout the D.C. punk/hardcore scene and also spread throughout Boston.

Straight Edge is often abbreviated as sXe. The "X" became associated with Straight Edge because of a loop hole in laws of Washington D.C. at the time. The legal drinking age at the time was 18. Most shows were booked in clubs and bars and this posed a problem for most of the kids going to shows as they were minors. Another law in Washington at the time was that all bars must also serve food. Therefore there was no such thing as a bar in D.C. in 1980, there were only restaurants. Kids worked with bouncers and said they would put X's on their hands to symbolize that they were minors and could not drink. This eventually evolved into a symbol of Straight Edge and kids began to X up even when shows were not at bars.

TRUE TIL DEATH.
xJHUNTx

Straight edge bands new and old: Minor Threat, Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Slapshot, Earth Crisis, Judge, Side By Side, Bold, Carry On, Chain of Strength, Champion, Ten Yard Fight, With Honor, Down To Nothing, Stand and Fight, xLooking Forwardx, BANE, Casey Jones, In My Eyes, Floorpunch, Comeback Kid, Strife, Mouthpiece, Underdog, Death Before Dishonor, Embrace Today, The Promise, Good Clean Fun, I Hate You, Youth Brigade and many more.
by xJHUNTx December 07, 2005
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Straight edge (XXX-sXe)

means no drugs, no smoking, no alchochol, and no premarital sex. there are other spins saying no caffine or meat.

See edge, straight-edge, sXe}, self respect
-Wanna get really wasted and bang tonight?

-nah me and mah biznitches is straight edge
by Stupid April 15, 2005
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originated from the punk/hardcore scene, a straight edger is offtenly referred to as a douche. One who has given up on all the fun things in life, a person who, for fun, dancing in circles wailing his/her arms about as if in some sort of cardiac arrest.
That Straight Edge kid should get knocked the fuck out
by BrownStain99 February 05, 2009
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To avoid everything good in life and suffer by yourself or with your other straight edge shit cunts. You don't have fun, or know what it is, obviously.
I'm straight edge.
*initiate homosexuality*
by Booterz July 21, 2008
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Once affiliated with the conservative element of the punk movement (against drugs, alcohol and casual sex, extremist elements were anti-abortion and sometimes violent) in the 1980s. Now, however, the meaning can also include people who distinguish themselves from their peer group by abstaining from drugs and alcohol by personal choice rather than by affiliation with the punk subculture ideology.
1988:
Pete wears electrical-tape X's on his hands and burns down abortion clinics, he's a punk-rock mix of Ronald Reagan and the Muslim Brotherhood

2008:
Pete doesn't poke the smot with the rest of us cause he's straight edge, but we love him anyway cause he bakes us lots of betty crocker when we're high.
by Faulty March 12, 2008
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Straight Edge is a way of life. It includes

no smoking
no drinking
no drugs
no premiscuous sex

It is somthing people decide to do because they don't want to fuck up their body just for a rise. sXe was originated by hardcore IT'S NOT FUCKING EMO! scene kids stole straight edge to be cool and so now a lot of people think that sXe is just a trend for fags who think thry're cool. Some bastards claim edge because it makes them feel superior.
I'm straight edge, and I don't want to make people feel inferior. It's somthing I chose. The local scene kids claimed edge for about a day, probably making them feel really cool before they went back to drink and drugs to help them with their non existant lives.
by Joseph MacDonald April 08, 2007
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