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I Am Straight Edge

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    Germany = Drinking

    **Warning:  Contains complaining. I am just pissed and I feel stupid also for not figuring this out sooner, but a huge part of the group of friends that I talk to (but don't really hang out with) has drinking and pot parties on the weekends. One of them even comes to school high...
    Ghost218 Ghost218 18-21, F Oct 20, 2011

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    As a straight 16 year old guy,

    none of my friends understand my lack of desire to have sex. I'm an atheist so it isn't a religious thing. My 3 best friends don't get it but they respect me. They sometimes get pretty frustrated with me when girls straight up offer sex and I say no. The school crowd or those...
    frostypunk frostypunk 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Hanging In There

    I am 22 years old and have been straight edge since high school, when I decided I just did not like the effects on the people around me and vowed/have never done either. It was all good til University when people were very awful about my choice. It felt like whenever people...
    allure75 allure75 22-25 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    I'm Straight Edge, But My Mind Wasn't

    My whole life I have been around Alcohol, Cigars/Cigarettes, and Drugs. As I was going through middle and high school, I wasn't stressed out or anything of the sort, I just was always around a way for people to relieve their stress and such. So about the end of my freshman year...
    Thegingerkid0928 Thegingerkid0928 18-21, M Nov 11, 2013

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    Quit Smokeing

    About 3weeks ago I started to smoke till I lost my self mom started to worry about me then I decided to come clean and I told dad at first he was up set at me but gave.me some advice so I ternd on the tv.i started.watching.raw. I saw cm punk an thed started to remimber the speach...
    A1p2r3i4l5 A1p2r3i4l5 22-25, F Jul 29, 2012

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    Walking

    My "brother" has been a straight edge since I've known him. My family is full of juggalos and juggalettes. I became a straight edge for me. When I was first starting to have depression, I decided it was right for me. It's made my lifestyle 100% better. I'm different but my pride...
    RENOsXe RENOsXe 13-15 May 25, 2012

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    I'm 17 And Straight Edge

    Im a Pesco vegetarian and have taken on a straight edge lifestyle, ive been bullied for many years and my fathers an Alcohlic and most Of my family smokes or drinks, I want to bring a new name to my family
    hiddenbabe hiddenbabe 18-21, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Rant.

    People don't understand reality; with drugs they escape it, temporarily. You can't escape whats real. You cant escape the truth. Drugs are lies, and a comfort blanket. Drugs are a way of lying to oneself, to be cooler, to be smarter, to be more understanding. People who can't...
    allyrs allyrs 22-25, F 21 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    I Choose To Be Free...

    From seeing family and friends over the years succumb to the chains of alcohol and drugs, I made the choice to eliminate alcohol from my life completely and never do drugs. I also choose to remain celibate unless I marry.I even take things a few steps further by refusing to...
    SelfLove SelfLove 36-40, F Jun 17, 2012

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    Never Going To Change

    There's never been a time where I've ever done drugs, got wasted or smoked. I used to get made fun of for this because it was normal in high school. "Oh, it's just a part of growing up." I never bought that theory. I'm almost 21 and still a virgin, never gotten drunk, never...
    ThatHippieGirl ThatHippieGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    No Fear!

    I ride horses with no boundaries. I am talking about Hunter Jumping horses that take flight at over 4 feet obstacles. I have no fear. I will go through the jumps, over the jumps. Idc! I will ride any horse without a second thought. This aggresive way I take life is dangerous and...
    Neutrino38 Neutrino38 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    Facing College Life As A Straight Edge Person

    First of all, I discovered straight edge when I was around in Junior Year High School when a WWE Superstar and current WWE Champion CM Punk became outspoken regarding his straight edge lifestyle. I don't really see myself drinking, smoking, nor putting illegal substances in my...
    IrwinNavarro IrwinNavarro 16-17 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    Straightedge For Life

    I am straight edge, and I have been all my life. I was always straight edge before I even knew what straight edge was. I have NEVER smoked, drank, or done drugs. I never plan to. I don't like to hang out with people who do any of that either. It's all completely unnecessary...
    EmmicaAnonymous EmmicaAnonymous 16-17, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Straight Edge Pride

    Im sick of people. Looking at me. Like there some thing wrong with me when i tell. Them i dont drink. It some times bugs me other times i just. Think its dumb let there stupity bug me. People today. Think. Drinking smoking and drugs are a way to fit in. Will. If thats...
    posinfree posinfree 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    Newly So

    Well... practically new. I've been clean for about a year and a half now, and it's the best feeling I've ever had.  Drugs and alcohol consumed my life before, and while I'll admit they did feel good, the in-between times when I wasn't drunk or high were completely awful...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Jan 2, 2008

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    My Chosen Path

    I have growing up with an crackhead an alcoholic father my parents divorced when I was 5 i have seen alcohol and drugs destroy people's lifes that's why I am so proud I have never touch drugs or alcohol nore have never smoked a cigarette I don't want to destroy my life the way...
    posinfree posinfree 31-35, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Life Of Hardships And Pain

    wen I was all too young I was made to take all these drugs by my so called friends. They gave me these paper tabs, called the super x-deviation counters. One of those legl high things they made cs acid and shrooms were banned. Worst. Mistake. Ever. It was all fine for lk 20 mins...
    xCURVYxxxEDGEx xCURVYxxxEDGEx 18-21, M Aug 12, 2012

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    Straight Edge Till Death

    i have always hated the idea of you have to drink to have a good time and i have also hated the idea of you have to smoke if you want to be cool and dont even get me started on drugs i just never wanted to be a part of that scene i am only 18 but i am proud to say that i have...
    Jan 7, 2013

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    This is the most important aspect of my life.

    Drugs have screwed me over at every turn in my life and I've never even done them. I shouldn't have to fight for this. But I still do. Because the world isn't fair. But I'm not weak like all these junkies we see everywhere these days. I WILL fight even if I'm to die trying to...
    metaledged metaledged 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I never really claimed the label of straight

    edge, but i have never had an interest in drugs or alcohol. I'm almost 20 and i still haven't tried any of these things. I know that now all people need to be drunk or high to have fun, but it's hard to find someone who is happy being sober. It's hard to find people who don't...
    odetosleep odetosleep 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Straight Edge Support On Facebook...

    If you're into the Straight Edge lifestyle, have a look at Untoxicated on Facebook. Great community there with similar views. You're not alone! Stay Straight! xDredgex
    xdredgex xdredgex 46-50, M Aug 21, 2012

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    My Journey Into Straight Edge

    Straight Edge is one of the best things to happen to me. I once smoked, did some weed, and drank now and then although I am not proud of it now. But I have indeed seen the way those things destroyed some of their lives and it is truly sad. Drugs and alcohol are a waste of time...
    vomitgrinddeath666 vomitgrinddeath666 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    Yep

    I don't drink or do drugs, or smoke... anything. I'm very proud of myself for that because it's so out of the norm from most people. I did have five alcoholic beverages between the ages of 23 and 24 and I will always regret that because I succumbed to peer pressure and was not...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses May 14, 2012

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    The Reason Why I'Am Straight Edge

    The reason is I want to become something in my life I don't want to destroy my life with drugs or by drinking like my family and I don't want to be a disappointment to anyone and an other reason is my favorite wrestler is Straight Edge Cm Punk I look up to him It's a shame I can...
    Leania Leania 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    There Are More Cons Than Pros...

    I'm straight edge because I don't think it's worth it. There are more cons than pros when it comes to drinking, drugs, smoking, and having sex. Drinking and drug abuse can get you in jail, ruin your life, and hurt the people that you love the most. And not to mention, I'm WAY too...
    NikkiJ211 NikkiJ211 18-21 Mar 31, 2013

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    I've been straight edge my whole life.

    I've never understood why humans poison their bodies for amusement. I know there are different definitions of straight edge these days, with a full spectrum of manifestations of the lifestyle. I just want to say I'm grateful to see there are groups of people out there who talk...
    aleahsays aleahsays 18-21, F Dec 6, 2013

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    To Hell With Drugs

    I've been surrounded by drugs and alcohol my entire life. My dad was an alcoholic, but he still smokes a carton of cigarettes a day. That's part of why I chose this path: I hate his guts. He's the exact opposite of who I want to be, and I know if I even try one beer or cigarette...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2012

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    Straight Edge And Dating?

    I have always hated drinking, smoking, and drugs. So when it comes to dating I refuse to date someone who does these things. Which brings me to this guy who drinks to make him happy and to help with his depression and sadness. And he also chews nicotine gum. He tells me that...
    Napy666 Napy666 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    Straight Edge Teacher

    My entire life I've been straight edge. I grew up with a father as a police officer and a mother as a health teacher, you don't get much more awareness and exposure than that. I learned at a very young age all of the negative side effects of drugs and alcohol. I also learned...
    savage1106 savage1106 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Counter-culture

    As long as I can remember, I've defined myself by doing the opposite of what most people of my age found "cool". That's what brought me to never smoke, drink or do drugs. That's also what aroused my interest for sociopolitical and environmental debates. Everywhere I go...
    Isua Isua 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Straight Edge and Proud of It!

     i chose to not drink or do drugs because of the effects it has on people and how much it consumes their lives and how it ruins them, my mother went through doing drugs right after i was taken away and she was crushed and when i was 6 she got clean and shes been clean ever...
    Lacilove Lacilove 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    My Xxx Story

    I becam straight edge almost 5 years ago it started because my family has had a history of alcohol abuse and drug problems and some of them never made much of their lives or they are gone...from then in I promised to never let that happen to me and that stuff will never enter my...
    bambamrulesz bambamrulesz 16-17 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    Jealous of Those Beer Cans

    From my infant years, I can always remember beer cans. When I was three, every night my father drank himself silly and then forced himself on my Mother. When I was six, he forced me to drink, and then beat me when I said it tasted bad and that it was making him fat. When I was 12...
    LaLuce LaLuce 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    Update To My Entry Posted In 2010.

    My first entry posted in "I Am Straight Edge" can be found here: EP Link I turned 21 on April 8th, and had my first drink on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. Let me tell you, I'm glad I drank. It may sound contradictory to this group, but hear me out. I struggled with the idea of...
    trashandluxury trashandluxury 18-21, F Apr 29, 2012

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    Sxe Community? Wowie!

    I won't share any of the sweet, sweet details of my edge-ness here. Rather, I'll merely express my joy at finding what appears to be a reasonably active straight edge community on this website. Here it is: I have joy. And this is me expressing it. Anyone who feels like making...
    Kianek Kianek 18-21, M Jul 27, 2012

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    Filthy Mind, Pure Body

    Yep I think the title pretty much says it all. I don't drink, don't smoke and don't do drugs. Before you ask, yes I've tried a few of those and didn't feel any better for having tried them. Besides you can have such fun other pleasurable addictions such as music, people, good...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    I'm not necessarily considered to be the in

    whole "group" of straight edge people in my town but I don't do drugs, I don't drink, etc so I feel as if in way, I am considered straight edge. I never knew what the term was until a few years ago and it's been in the back of my mind to learn more about this. Back in High...
    gh0ulish gh0ulish 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Straight Edge Dating

    How do I put this? Can I be picky in dating when it comes to living a straight edge life style? In other words, I'm in a tough spot and could really use some advice. I'm in a relationship and I have been for about 2 years. I'm happy, to an extent. The girl I'm with supports...
    savage1106 savage1106 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    My Edge Story

    a while ago i used to drink and smoke with my best friend. (he got me into it.) i used to do that stuff alto. and then my friend started getting into drugs and throwing his life away. to be honest i felt myself heading in the same path. i saw this and was...
    folk folk 16-18, M 3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    Staying True

    I've had straight edge for 5 years, I am 18. I've lost my best friend because of my choice. And some of my friends tell me that straight edge is a phase that I'm going through.. They blow smoke at me and offer me alcohol and tell me to stop being a *****. I try to turn it around...
    VicxFirth VicxFirth 18-21, M Oct 20, 2013

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    Watch Me Rise

    I got into sXe around the end of high school after trying smoking and having never been drunk. But not but a year later I got heavily into drugs and began drinking along with it and this lead to smoking and having sex with everything that moved. I didn't begin doing those...
    xwoodyx xwoodyx 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    Not For Meeee, Thanks

    i have never touched alcohol. ever. i've never touched a cigarette. ever. no drugs, nothing like that. i'm very proud of that. some people say that straight edge means you don't do drugs, smoke, drink, are vegan, and don't have sex. but i don't know what the true definition...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jun 24, 2008

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    Control And Honesty

    I decided not to use drugs before I even knew what "straight edge" was. I just don't want to be under the influence of some substance that changes how I feel, think, or behave. I like being in control of myself. Being without drugs means you can better develop your own...
    evanash evanash 18-21 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    Straight Edge And Gothic...

    ... are not necessarily mutually-exclusive scenes.  I sport eyeliner, frills and the X when I go out. It's all about poison-free and in control.
    ZephyrSin ZephyrSin 41-45 2 Responses May 15, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am straight. I have finally figured it out :) If you see my very old stories here, you will say she is gay, no question here!! If you see my other stories later than that, you...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Absolutely no one I know is going to back this up, haha. I'M TOTALLY STRAIGHT, OK?! Maybe a little bi. NO REALLY SERIOUSLY LGBT IS COOL I FULLY SUPPORT THAT BUT I'M ALSO TOTALLY...
    QuadrupleM QuadrupleM 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I don't get what's the straight fad with people these days. Most straight people tend to think that just because I'm a lesbian I'm going to hit on every breathing woman on earth...
    Tamayo Tamayo 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's a sin to be straight. It's unnatural. It's disgusting. God hates you. You'll burn in hell. You can change it. It's just a phase. It's a sickness. We can pray it way. You like...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm sick of hot straight men who are cocky enough to think they can tease masses— women and men alike. When I say tease, I mean show off their supper hot bodies and faces and...
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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    I'm sick of hot straight men who are cocky enough to think they can tease masses— women and men alike. When I say tease, I mean show off their supper hot bodies and faces and...
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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    I'm sick of hot straight men who are cocky enough to think they can tease masses— women and men alike. When I say tease, I mean show off their supper hot bodies and faces and...
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    I'm sick of hot straight men who are cocky enough to think they can tease masses— women and men alike. When I say tease, I mean show off their supper hot bodies and faces and...
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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