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Is anyone else here straightedge? I figured since a lot of edgers are vegetarians/vegans, there'd be atleast a few who were.
 

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Outside of abstaining from sex/drugs/etc what is strait edge about? My girl friend's step-daughter was strait edge for a while. I think i noticed a thread about it in the teen forum. You might be able to find someone in there (i'm assuming you're a teen).
 

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I'm not sure what the term "casual sex" means exactly, but it might be misleading, in the sense that I think sXe is about avoiding the kind of sex where you are counting with how many different girls (or guys, but I would think the former is more common) you have "scored", i.e. treating people in a very instrumental way. It has nothing to do with how seriously you take sex inside a respectful relationship or how often you do it etc.<br><br><br><br>
As for me personally, I don't do drugs or exploit people sexually but I hate hardcore music and don't see a need to identify myself with the ideology. Especially abstaining from drinking is important for me for political reasons though.
 

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"what is strait edge about?"<br><br>
It's a lifestyle centering around gaining self-control. Eliminating any "bad" or "addicting" factors that are in your life. This could be anything from drugs, "casual" sex, alcohol, excessive eating, as well as a lot of other things. It encourages togetherness with friends and family as well.<br><br><br><br>
"What is casual sex?"<br><br>
Basically this is sex that is outside of a long-term relationship (in my eyes.) But like.. example, two friends who just do it out of boredom so to speak. That would be "casual". <b>It has nothing to do with how seriously you take sex inside a respectful relationship</b>. Nicely said.<br><br><br><br>
And yes, I'm a teen.
 

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Sorry, I know this thread is old, but I've been wondering whether there are any straight edge people currently on this forum. I have decided that I want to make an addiction free lifestyle one of my goals. It'd be helpful to talk to some people who have already lived this lifestyle for some time.<br><br>
Do you consider sXe intractably linked with the punk movement? Cause I'm not really a fan of punk. But there is a hedonism in society in general that really puts me off, and I would like to live my life as an example of a different way to live.<br><br>
It seems to me that modern society revolves around addiction. Not just to drugs, alcohol, caffeine, i.e. physical substances; but also to actions and ways of being like shopping, television, the interwebs, etc. I see this as profoundly destructive of community. It also seems to me to be a tool society uses to pacify and resistance movements. After all changes only comes when it is a function of community, not individuals. And by using these addictions to weaken basic human community, it is much easier to create that apathetic pessimist who knows something is wrong but is to lazy to do anything about it.<br><br>
Since the dominant social structure of our time is the corporation it seems like we are being given social roles to fit with the capitalistic model. We are to be mindless consumers, able to be shaped by advertising, able to be manipulated in such a way that new needs are created, which we must then fulfill through purchases. We are being give a social role of unskilled mindless consumers. That worries me. I find sXe to be a critique of this way of life. And in as many ways I am addicted to these things, I would like to be more critical, to be more conscious of the ways in which I do these things. Thus why sXe is appealing to me at this point in my life.<br><br>
Anyways some thoughts. I don't drink alcohol, do drugs. I'm gonna star cutting out the caffiene. I need to bring my excessive eating habits under control. And I need to spend less time on the internet. Thankfully I don 't have a tv, so no temptation there.
 

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What is 'straight edge'? I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs (including caffeine). I might be open to casual sex, depending on who it was with.
 

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I always found it confusing too. I've seen varied meanings for it.<br>
I drink, responsibly, but I don't do drugs or casual sex.
 

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I'm not straight edge, but<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Rotoshave</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2802395"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Sorry, I know this thread is old, but I've been wondering whether there are any straight edge people currently on this forum.</div>
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Yes.<br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Very astute. Or, more accurately from your further comments, society is driven by compulsive behavior and impulse based on a steady stream of information causing them to think there is something lacking in their lives.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Since the dominant social structure of our time is the corporation it seems like we are being given social roles to fit with the capitalistic model.</div>
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Right on, I think you have correctly identified who really runs things.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Thankfully I don 't have a tv, so no temptation there.</div>
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"Kill your TV" as we used to say.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Parsnip</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2802413"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
"Kill your TV" as we used to say.</div>
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Kill your TV, rock that turntable.
 

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Very astute. Or, more accurately from your further comments, society is driven by compulsive behavior and impulse based on a steady stream of information causing them to think there is something lacking in their lives.</div>
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I like that. We are being conditioned to react to stimuli, not analyze it. Thus why I don't watch tv. Its ridiculous and sad that so many people let themselves be voluntarily brainwashed.
 

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Straight Edge here... Josh James on the boards is too, and I think there's a few others.<br><br><a href="http://www.xsisterhoodx.com/component/option,com_quickfaq/Itemid,20/cid,1/id,1/view,items/" target="_blank">Straight Edge description on Sisterhood.</a> I think that the sex one can be quite difficult, because a lot of edge kids coming from punk actually have a problem with how to define the 'proper' non-casual sex thing. I've known some to use marriage as a get out clause there, but that's all sorts of other problems. I personally think, so long as you're not using people it's 'edge,' because simple and stringent rules don't allow for polygamous relationships that seem to work for some and not others.<br><br>
And as far as I'm concerned, it's inextriably linked to the punk movement/metallic hardcore movement that it grew out of, though you needn't necessarily listen to Minor Threat every day if you want to 'be edge.' I would associate the disrespect for authority and 'punk' attitudes with edge though.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Rotoshave</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2802395"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Do you consider sXe intractably linked with the punk movement? Cause I'm not really a fan of punk. But there is a hedonism in society in general that really puts me off, and I would like to live my life as an example of a different way to live.</div>
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I don't think sXe's relation to punk should really matter. If you want to cut down on your dependencies, do it because you want to have more control over your life or because you don't want to submit to social pressures or because you want to have more energy for more constructive purposes -- but not because you want to be able to attach the sXe label to yourself.<br><br>
I'm not a fan of punk either. Or well, I like some very rare instances of punk that actually display some musical imagination.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">It seems to me that modern society revolves around addiction. Not just to drugs, alcohol, caffeine, i.e. physical substances; but also to actions and ways of being like shopping, television, the interwebs, etc. I see this as profoundly destructive of community. It also seems to me to be a tool society uses to pacify and resistance movements. After all changes only comes when it is a function of community, not individuals. And by using these addictions to weaken basic human community, it is much easier to create that apathetic pessimist who knows something is wrong but is to lazy to do anything about it.</div>
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I've never done any kind of drugs (expect for appropriate medication) but I diverge on what you say above. I don't object to depedencies on tv or the Internet, and I'm not a big fan of community.<br><br>
I see drugs, especially alcohol, as, on the contrary, important in maintaining communities. A lot of shared activities are organized around drinking, and drinking lowers people's inhibitions for interacting with others, thereby maybe enabling more relationships. However, I still don't want to do something just because our culture enforces it as a norm.
 

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I see drugs, especially alcohol, as, on the contrary, important in maintaining communities. A lot of shared activities are organized around drinking, and drinking lowers people's inhibitions for interacting with others, thereby maybe enabling more relationships. However, I still don't want to do something just because our culture enforces it as a norm.</div>
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True, but I see this as a shallow kind of community that just reinforces individualism. It is a kind of community people seek out because of their lonliness, and they can only find it through drugs or alcohol, using a substance as social lubrication. It reinforces people's inability to develop well honed community skills.
 

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Not a straight-edger by label but I don't use non-prescribed/unnecessary drugs, I don't drink at all and I'm a non-smoker. If casual sex is defined as sex outside of a long-term relationship, I'm not interested in that either.
 

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True, but I see this as a shallow kind of community that just reinforces individualism. It is a kind of community people seek out because of their lonliness, and they can only find it through drugs or alcohol, using a substance as social lubrication. It reinforces people's ability to develop well honed community skills.</div>
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I don't know.. If you think about the people in a small town or village getting together at a British pub, or people at work saying "wanna have a beer afterwards?", I don't think it's really about loneliness.
 

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I don't know.. If you think about the people in a small town or village getting together at a British pub, or people at work saying "wanna have a beer afterwards?", I don't think it's really about loneliness.</div>
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I'm thinking more about college life, parties, pubbing, that sort of thing. Sure, there are exceptions and small town taverns may be one.
 
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