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Patchisou Yutohru
October 7th, 2012, 9:40 AM
Do you abstain from drugs, alcohol and promiscuity by choice? Why or why not?

Honest
October 7th, 2012, 9:42 AM
I do, because I feel that being straightedge is self control of your life, and yeah. That's basically it.

Will it change? Possibly. I've sworn to never do weed or drink, though, and I keep my promises so -shrug-

PlatinumDude
October 7th, 2012, 10:56 AM
I abstain from those things because I don't want to screw my later life over.

Dave
October 7th, 2012, 10:59 AM
I tend to focus on how my actions will affect my future and if avoiding one or all of those things will keep my life on the current path it's on, I will choose to do so. Currently, I do not dip into any of the three, and I don't expect to in the near future.

Dreg
October 7th, 2012, 11:03 AM
Well, I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't do drugs. So yes, I am Straight-Edge. I used to drink, but stopped.

Overlord Drakow
October 7th, 2012, 11:25 AM
I'm straight-edge but a part of me wouldn't mind getting wasted / high etc once just to experience it.

Anna
October 8th, 2012, 10:08 AM
Yeah, generally. Simply because none of it interests me. Well no, actually, alcohol is fairly interesting in a variety of ways. So I'll drink alcoholic things on occasion, but to taste rather than to get drunk. Not that I would ever manage to drink enough to get drunk anyway because none of it's actually that good.

But otherwise... nah. It's not even anything to do with morality or social conventions or whatever; it's just that I don't find any of that an interesting thing to do. Also: I'm underage so I can't buy alcohol & I don't want to go looking for people to sell me drugs & I don't have much money anyway.

Algo Fonix
October 8th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Not at all. I enjoy alcohol quite a bit, and I see no reason to deprive myself of one of the few joys life offers.

Esper
October 8th, 2012, 11:20 AM
I have alcoholic relatives and other relatives who have died or been permanently impaired because of alcohol and drugs, both on their part and on the part of others. Alcoholism seems to run in families. I don't want that to happen to me so I've stayed away from drugs and have only once had enough alcohol to impair me (which was a thankfully totally unpleasant experience and not something I want to experience again) which was a kind of controlled experiment on my part anyway since I don't drink even small amounts. It's just too much of a risk for me to take.

Sector
October 8th, 2012, 12:07 PM
I had no idea there was a term for it, "Straight-Edge?" I've heard of that on different occasions but never understood the definition of it x)

I was forced to smoke back when I was 3-4 years old twice, still remembered it. Thankfully its probably why I hate smelling or even seeing the cigs these days, let alone tell my nephew to keep the weed in the bag when he's @ my house. I completely despise smoking altogether. Same goes for drugs, except I've never done them & never will! If you knew my dad's family history, you'd understand why I'm so strict on this. They are all junkies in these categories, so I'm 100% considering them NOT my family.

I've drank before, once & got drunk. It was an interesting experience, but after that night, I said to myself, "Why do people get a kick out of this & WHY does the drink taste that nasty & they still enjoy it?" This was back in April earlier this year. Never touched another alcohol since but its not really my thing of interest. I can party without it. And will stick to that.

Oryx
October 8th, 2012, 12:18 PM
I drink. I used to be super judgmental of drinking/smoking weed like a lot of teenage "nerds", but I outgrew that. I've never tried weed but I'm not against it, I just don't want to spend money on it and never really got the chance to try it.

Katamari
October 8th, 2012, 12:20 PM
I've never seen anything good come out of either of those three. I know some people who have died of alcoholism, who have done some really hardcore drugs and don't remember half of it, and people who are a little too free with their body.

The results of their behavior are all very undesirable lol.

Harley Quinn
October 8th, 2012, 6:47 PM
Well, I'm certainly not open to doing drugs, weed or whatever else kids do these days. Certainly not ecstasy either, no way. I drink very rarely because whenever I do drink, I end up absolutely drunk and I find it extremely distasteful and not what I want in life. But, I can be quite promiscuous if I want to. Promiscious Girl by Nelly Furtado & Timbaland does happen to be about me, after all.

Poke Fox
October 8th, 2012, 6:50 PM
I have alcoholic relatives and other relatives who have died or been permanently impaired because of alcohol and drugs, both on their part and on the part of others. Alcoholism seems to run in families. I don't want that to happen to me......

The same situation has been with my own family, for many generations, and even the younger generation is going the same direction. Its a sad way to live, what makes it worst is that the specific family members who drink, smoke, or do drugs don't want to admit that its a problem.

Drugs and alcohol and how it affects people, family, is what made me never start, and I never will. I will just try to relax and enjoy live for as long as possible. Its the only reason that I don't get angry or depressed even when drunk family member are shouting at others.

Broken_Arrow
October 9th, 2012, 7:40 AM
I don't drink,smoke or do drugs because i don't need to..when a problem happen to me i just try to face it to end it not to make another problem by addicting either!....i want to keep my health as long as i live..this is my choice for life ^^

LividZephyr
October 9th, 2012, 9:01 AM
Yes to all three.

I am thankfully allergic to cigarettes and react funnily every time I'm near a smoker with one. Therefore, I don't want to try anything else like that because I don't want to know.

My doctor said that alcohol beyond one drink would be a bad idea for me. I've tried some drinks, and typically those don't even go over well and I feel like crap in the morning. Therefore, I've decided to abstain from it completely, and to drink soda instead. You don't need booze to be social at a party.

And lastly, I believe you shouldn't have sexual relations with another person until you know that you love them. Promiscuous sex really isn't as satisfying as loving sex; it's not something to "just do" because there are plenty of reasons that could make you regret it later. There's only one person I have in mind...

Shining Raichu
October 12th, 2012, 5:21 AM
I abstain from drugs and alcohol by choice, which I guess could be seen as "straightedge" though it's a bit of a wanky term lol. I don't do this to be "straightedge", I just think these are costly and largely pointless activities and if I can have fun without them (which I can) why would I start? If you don't start something, you never miss it, so that's why I'm not going to go there.

As for promiscuity, there's nothing wrong with that in my book. Well I won't even say 'promiscuity' because that has judgmental overtones. I'll call it healthy sexual expression. I don't abstain from that because it's fun, I practice it safely and it has no harmful side effects. Abstaining from sex for any reason other than you personally not being ready to take that step is silly, in my opinion.

Captain Fabio
October 12th, 2012, 5:40 AM
Hahahahahaha no.
I don't tough drugs and never have really, alcohol though... Yeh, I do drink, but not crazy amounts. A beer every now and then I do enjoy.

Sammi
October 12th, 2012, 7:22 AM
No. I'll never do illegal drugs. I abstain from sex because I'm personally not ready (also where would I even find someone to have sex with?). Whenever I get around to it, though, I'll have as much sex as I please. Drinking, however, I enjoy. I try not to go overboard, though. Having just a bottle of something weak is tasty.

If you had asked me this five years ago I'd probably be willing. Now, though, naaaaah.

Kura
October 12th, 2012, 9:11 AM
I abstain from drugs and alcohol by choice, which I guess could be seen as "straightedge" though it's a bit of a wanky term lol. I don't do this to be "straightedge", I just think these are costly and largely pointless activities and if I can have fun without them (which I can) why would I start? If you don't start something, you never miss it, so that's why I'm not going to go there.

This, I also do not like the term. And also.. I just don't like the thought of not being in control of myself with drugs (or even too much alcohol.) I wouldn't want to try drugs because they are rather unappealing to me. I will have a drink every once in a while or with a meal- but not to get drunk : /
I will have sex when I am ready to have sex. I am in no rush, but I am not holding back for no reason either- I just want to be ready and comfortable.

I also think I have allergies to smoking; I am very sensitive to cigarette smoke and will often either start coughing, have red/sore eyes or throat, get a headache, or feel like vomiting even if someone is smoking like 3-4 meters away from me.

Sylphiel
October 12th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Yes. Well, not so much the drinking; if given the choice, I'd take an alcoholic drink (in decent amounts, I don't drink to get drunk or anything), but I don't actively go after such things. Money and all that.

The rest though, definitely yes by choice. Or maybe not so much even choice as the fact I've never felt the desire to express myself in those ways. I'm kind of boring like that, I know. :P

AChipOffTheOldBrock
October 12th, 2012, 4:39 PM
I think being "straight edge" is kind of gay. Probably, because at my old school the wannabe punk kids who didnt get invited to parties and couldnt get any hookups went straight edge. I smoke weed a lot and dabble in other drugs every once in a while. I dont drink much, partly because I hate the taste of alcohol and Im not really too fond of being drunk anyway and partly because alcoholism is very prevalent in my family. I pretty much do whatever I want regardless of what Im told is right. I do drugs for fun, out of boredom, or to cope with my Bipolar Disorder. I dont really see any point in not doing drugs/drinking. I think the reason a lot of people dont partake is ignorance. For those of you who have never done drugs and want to, do it, but be smart about it.

LividZephyr
October 12th, 2012, 4:49 PM
I think being "straight edge" is kind of gay. Probably, because at my old school the wannabe punk kids who didnt get invited to parties and couldnt get any hookups went straight edge. I smoke weed a lot and dabble in other drugs every once in a while. I dont drink much, partly because I hate the taste of alcohol and Im not really too fond of being drunk anyway and partly because alcoholism is very prevalent in my family. I pretty much do whatever I want regardless of what Im told is right. I do drugs for fun, out of boredom, or to cope with my Bipolar Disorder. I dont really see any point in not doing drugs/drinking. I think the reason a lot of people dont partake is ignorance. For those of you who have never done drugs and want to, do it, but be smart about it.
Are you saying that it's okay to break the law by using illegal drugs, and that it's "gay" if you don't?

I'm 100% straight, thank you very much. I don't like alcohol because of the effect it has on me, and cigarettes make me uncomfortable so I'm not going to try anything else. I also don't believe in sex before love, so... I don't get your point at all.

AChipOffTheOldBrock
October 12th, 2012, 5:00 PM
Are you saying that it's okay to break the law by using illegal drugs, and that it's "gay" if you don't?

I'm 100% straight, thank you very much. I don't like alcohol because of the effect it has on me, and cigarettes make me uncomfortable so I'm not going to try anything else. I also don't believe in sex before love, so... I don't get your point at all.
Yeah I think its perfectly fine to break the law by using illegal drugs. I dont have much respect for the law, tbh. And i dont think its gay not to use drugs, just because of the way the "straight edge" movement was presented to me I dont have a very high opinion of it. I also dont like how condescending non-drug doing people are. If you dont want to do drugs more power to you but dont tell me what I should and shouldnt do, you know what I mean? Its not too hard of a point to get really. I believe in sex whenever and with whoever you want to. I also dont like the way alcohol makes me feel and I cant stand smoking cigarettes or being around people who are smoking.

droomph
October 12th, 2012, 6:39 PM
buh

I don't really, because I don't have the time and effort to.

I'll maybe get myself a juice or something but even drinking that's too exhausting for me so I can't imagine how it would be like with alcohol.

I don't judge people -on purpose-, however. They can do what they want. You know why? they're not me

And everything else I just find them boring. Time to play Pokémon, anyone?

Guillermo
October 12th, 2012, 8:10 PM
I don't do drugs, but I do drink at parties/other events and on weekends when I'm with mates.

As for people saying they don't do it because they "don't want to screw up their life," that's a bit of an exaggeration. A lot of successful millionares/billionares do drugs and drink repeatedly, especially singers. Both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have done drugs.

Josephine
October 13th, 2012, 12:11 AM
An important thing to makes sure of is that everybody here realises alcohol is just as much of a drug as meth.

I can't take anybody seriously who says they don't take drugs because they're bad but have no problem drinking alcohol.

I regularly take a number of drugs, purely recreationally, and find alcohol is the worst of the lot.




legaliseit420ahahahaha!111!11

Para-Dox
October 13th, 2012, 12:41 AM
I don't drink alcohol or do drugs as I'm under the age where you can do it.

I once accidentally drunk some alcohol once and I nearly vomited, so I think I'll stick to my sodas and try it again until I'm older.

On the subject of drugs, no thank you I've already got We ♥ Katamari for that.

AChipOffTheOldBrock
October 13th, 2012, 10:22 AM
An important thing to makes sure of is that everybody here realises alcohol is just as much of a drug as meth.

I can't take anybody seriously who says they don't take drugs because they're bad but have no problem drinking alcohol.

I regularly take a number of drugs, purely recreationally, and find alcohol is the worst of the lot.




legaliseit420ahahahaha!111!11
Truth^^^ Ive seen alcohol ruin the lives of many close family members.

And like Guillermo said drugs dont ruin your life. Most successful people do drugs.

Hannah
October 13th, 2012, 5:23 PM
I try to keep away from those things, as an eleven year old girl. In the future, tho, I still won't smoke, do drugs, or whatever. I'll probably be straight-edge for another sixty four years.

AChipOffTheOldBrock
October 13th, 2012, 7:11 PM
I try to keep away from those things, as an eleven year old girl. In the future, tho, I still won't smoke, do drugs, or whatever. I'll probably be straight-edge for another sixty four years.

Thats what I said when I was a 10 year old fresh out of D.A.R.E. haha. God, that is an awful bit of government propaganda.

TRIFORCE89
October 13th, 2012, 8:33 PM
I keep away from most alcohol by choice in that I don't like the taste XD I consume only that which I enjoy, which is white wine, rose wine, Caesars, and occasionally champagne

Yes, no drugs by choice. Because it is plainly stupid.

AChipOffTheOldBrock
October 13th, 2012, 8:41 PM
Because it is plainly stupid.
Well, youve obviously never done drugs. Whats stupid about it?

Brendino
October 13th, 2012, 9:03 PM
As far as I was aware, being straight edge was not only being smoke, drug and alcohol free, but also being a fan of hardcore punk/rock, too.

If that's the case, then no, I'm not straight edge. I have never smoked, drank or done any other sort of drugs, though, and don't have much intention to do so in the future. I've seen some people pretty close to me get into this sort of stuff and have it ruin their lives, and plus it can get pretty expensive even when done recreationally. As long as it's within reason, I've got no problem if someone else wants to smoke or drink (I even personally think that marijuana should be legalized and taxed), but it's just not for me.

AChipOffTheOldBrock
October 13th, 2012, 9:14 PM
As far as I was aware, being straight edge was not only being smoke, drug and alcohol free, but also being a fan of hardcore punk/rock, too.

Yeah thats what I thought.

Alice
October 13th, 2012, 9:14 PM
As far as I was aware, being straight edge was not only being smoke, drug and alcohol free, but also being a fan of hardcore punk/rock, too.
I didn't realize it was so closely tied to that music genre, but either way I am definitely straightedge.

Patatas Fritas
October 14th, 2012, 3:19 AM
I find smoking and drugs repulsive so no I don't, nor do I have any intention, of ever doing them. I drink, yes, not to get drunk, but just because I like to have a drink, I'm perfectly capable of having a good time without drink but if there's alcohol available then yes, I'll have some.

As for being promiscuous, I'm not, so to speak, but that's not because I have any issue with it, I just don't want to be doing any sexual activities with anyone at this moment in tie.

Josephine
October 14th, 2012, 4:03 AM
It can turn you into a completely different person

This is exactly the reason I don't drink alcohol anymore, I actually feel the least in control of what I say and do when I'm drunk.

Most other substances I still feel inherently myself while under the influence of them.

chris1067
October 14th, 2012, 4:06 AM
I am not a straightedge and proud

Twilight Sky
October 17th, 2012, 7:34 AM
I abstain from them, but I'm not 100% sure how to explain why. Personal values/morals, maybe? Drugs certainly aren't my thing, and though I don't have an issue with alcohol much, I prefer to stay away from it. >>;

Minerva
October 17th, 2012, 7:53 AM
I used to be full-on straight-edge when I was in high school...until I met my ex boyfriend and...well, you can imagine how that goes from there. xD But I've always abstained from drugs and smoking, but alcohol...nope! Had my first drink at 17, that's when I'm no longer a straight-edged human being.

But today I'm still that PARTY HARD drinker, and I've been thinking of staying out of it. xD But I only do it when there's like a wedding or a huge party to celebrate and stuff. It's not an occasional thing.

Ash
October 17th, 2012, 8:15 AM
Seeing my mother drink and smoke I vowed not to do it myself. I don't want it to resort to things like that and sometimes just end up worse when it's supposed to make me better no thanks. Most I do is go and pick up cigarettes for her (I don't know how many times I've had to say 'these aren't for me' at the counter. I wonder if they even believe me aha) but I have never smoked one myself and never will.

Probably won't ever drink either except for ... maybe wine or something at a fancy dinner. But never that hard drinking until you get drink sort of thing.

Frostweaver
October 17th, 2012, 8:48 AM
I tend to focus on how my actions will affect my future and if avoiding one or all of those things will keep my life on the current path it's on, I will choose to do so. Currently, I do not dip into any of the three, and I don't expect to in the near future.

Pretty much the point right there. Even if I exclude my religious beliefs, I'll still choose it for the sake of being in control of my life for a brighter future (in my own opinion, at least.)

I haven't even had a sip of alcohol though excluding alcohol used in cooking XD; not saying that any amount of drinks is bad. Small amount of drinks and don't drive after drinking anything is certainly fine, but I just choose not to.

93Aiwass
October 17th, 2012, 9:31 AM
I do, because I feel that being straightedge is self control of your life, and yeah. That's basically it.

Will it change? Possibly. I've sworn to never do weed or drink, though, and I keep my promises so -shrug-

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I must fundamentally disagree, one can use drugs and drink and not become enslaved by these things. As a Thelemite, I support drug use but I loudly denounce drug abuse.

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Patchisou Yutohru
October 27th, 2012, 11:46 AM
I'm not straightedge anymore oh yeah! Got high last night for the first time ever. I feel like this is a milestone in my life. :)

Ephemeral Euphoria
October 27th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Haven't been straight edge in over 10 years now so nope lol.

Synerjee
October 27th, 2012, 1:12 PM
I don't smoke, do drugs or drink irresponsibly, and never will. I drink only on occasion, and when I do, it's never in huge quantities and never too much to make myself drunk. If I ever catch myself drunk, I don't know what I'll do with myself. As for promiscuity, I intend to have sexual relations with no one, I repeat, NO one but my future husband. I feel that this is the right thing to do.

I have been brought up in this manner with these values and I intend to continue living this way. Hope everyone respects this. :)

Phantom
October 27th, 2012, 7:23 PM
I'm straight edge. Getting a tat for it and everything. It's from the Three Days Grace music video from "Pain" if anyone's seen it. (An "X" about the size of your palm, outlined black and filled in red.)

My mom was hit by a drunk driver when I was a baby, I was in the car actually. I was fine (according to police reports my mom covered me with her arm before the car hit, saving my life), but my mom broke her back in two places. The doctor's said she'd been a wheelchair by the time she was 30, four surgeries later, it was true.

I don't do drugs, in fact I help out with local DARE classes as part of my police explorers program.

I do, sadly, smoke. I started when I was sixteen, and it's more of an occasional thing. I've never been really addicted, I have numerous times quit on a dime so to speak.

The sex thing is a bit... yeah I don't go that far. That's more religious based than anything and I don't follow it.