My hippy side says alright, alright, alright, but as a Person With a Disability this might lead to frustration. I have never used a paper straw myself, I do wonder how long they hold up from the biting that I do. I did hear that Starbucks might offer metal straws, I wonder if they will be available for an extra cost? Before Brooke gave me a metal straw I really did not like frozen drinks, because I could not suck them up due to my biting. By this time I started to have missing teeth, so the straw had a slot to fit through. Other wise this type of straw would be too hard on teeth, talk about a Gimp Dilemma!!!