Teach Your Kids This: The SMV Curve

This is a new series I’m going to occasionally touch on based off one of Illimitable Man’s memetic catchphrases he uses all the time on Twitter “Teach your sons this.”  In his Tweets he will drop a knowledge bomb about various subjects, mostly centered around intersexual dynamics and end it with the “Teach your sons this” or “I will teach my son this.”  It has become quite popular within our realm of the Twittersphere with various knockoffs because it is simply just that good!

I’ve decided to create my own variation named “Teach your kids this” where I write about various topics that every parent should be teaching their children, but oftentimes are overlooked or avoided.  The age ranges for each topic will vary as is the case with this first discussion on the SMV Curve.  This isn’t a discussion you’ll be having with your 1st grade daughter.  Rather, it will be something that will naturally come up from time to time when they reach the age of dating and older.

This discussion probably won’t be something where you sit down and explain it in full detail all in one session.  Rather, topics like this are best digested in small bits over time.  Allow your kid to really ponder on the pieces of the puzzle you’ve already given them before offering them the next piece.  Too much, too soon will oftentimes result in your kid shutting down or dismissing what you’re trying to teach them.

What Is The SMV Curve?

Most men within the Red Pill community have a strong grasp of the Sexual Market Value (SMV) Curve and it’s implications, but how do we describe this to a teenager without overwhelming them or getting into creepy territory?

My first suggestion is to remove sex completely out of the discussion.  If your kids are in their mid to late teens, chances are you’ve already had the birds and the bees talk with them.  While I’m still quite a ways from instilling this bit of wisdom in my own children, I’m going to focus on the biological/evolutionary aspect.

Men are naturally drawn towards young, attractive women.  Why? Because those are signals of health and fertility, two key components towards having strong, healthy children of their own.  Science has shown that as a woman ages, her and the child’s likelihood of experiencing health complications increases while her ability to actually conceive drops.  Yes, it may be possible for a woman to have a healthy child in her 40’s, but it’s MUCH less likely than if she were in her early 20’s.

Now this might be a lot for a teenager to take in all at once, so feel free to break it down in bits.  It can even be a passing comment added into a relevant conversation.  You may start with just interjecting with the fact that older women have a harder time conceiving a child than a younger women and leave it at that for the time being.  This is a benign fact that most people will readily accept, but it also plants the seed in their mind.  From there it just takes the occasional nurturing to help it grow.

Now let’s look at the opposite side, men.  Back in ancient times, men were the sole breadwinners.  They went out and hunted and foraged for food to provide for their family.  Successful hunters and gatherers were highly sought after by the women as they knew that both her and her offspring would be well cared for.  The dynamics has evolved a bit over the years but the underlying principle remains the same; women seek men with resources as this ensures the security of her and her children.  If the man were to die or leave her, the wife and children would either die or have to rely on the generosity of her extended family or strangers.

With the welfare systems in modern societies, this has changed the dynamics a bit, but the underlying drive remains the same:  Women are hardwired to seek out resources.

These harsh truths will surely bring out some protests from your children.  Assure them that these aren’t the only things that matter in a relationship, rather they are merely a key piece of criteria among many.  Of course many other things matter is building a strong, healthy marriage such as religious beliefs, political leanings, hobbies, temperament, etc., but those arguably come secondary to our instinctive drives that have been ingrained into us over countless generations.

It sounds harsh and you’re going to likely experience pushback, especially if you have daughters.  Just take the time to enforce these principles by showing them how it’s worked out for you.

Why did you marry your wife?  It probably wasn’t because of her degree or job.

Why did your wife marry you?  Probably because she knew you would be a good provider.


Many argue that the SMV curve isn’t fair or somehow misogynistic.  The fact of the matter is facts don’t care about feelings.  Men must work their way to get to the top of the market while women simply need to be attractive and possess a nurturing and compassionate disposition.

Naturally, the youthful beauty will fade as time goes on, and the woman’s SMV will decline.  That doesn’t mean they won’t still be desirable, but there WILL be a shift.  There are many millions of men who are still with their wives, long after their youthful vigor is gone.  It is because they are still desirable for other reasons.

The same holds true for men.  Men typically don’t reach their SMW peak until they’re much older, sometimes in their mid-30’s.  Is that fair?  Who cares, it’s just the way it is.

This discussion also makes me wonder…I wonder if there’s a correlation between the SMV Curve and the fact that women stop mentally maturing around age 18 while men take a few more years to finish mentally maturing…

That’s a topic for another day.


Author: Jak

Jak, married and father of three, seeks to help the Red-Pill Community take its next step past the petty cynicism and ineffectual anger. While he recognizes that men are significantly handicapped by the modern legal system and culture, he doesn't accept that traditional marriage is untenable in today's social climate. Rather, men must be willing to adapt to this new world by implementing new tactics and approaches to maintaining a balance of power. Jak is here to provide you with these lessons.

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