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Not to be confused with Straightedge, the tool.
Examples of cloth patches a member of the "Straight Edge" movement may choose to display their beliefs with.
Straight Edge refers to a subculture of hardcore punk, which was a direct reaction to the sexual revolution, hedonism, and excess associated with punk rock. In its simplest form, straight edge is a philosophy of staying clean and sober: meaning refraining from using alcohol, tobacco, and any other recreational drugs. For some, this extends to not engaging in promiscuous sex, following a vegetarian or vegan diet, and not using caffeine or prescription drugs.  The term was coined by the 1980s hardcore punk band Minor Threat in the song "Straight Edge".