Quick Definition: Thinking and talking about pickup, instead of actually doing it.
Mental masturbation is a pop psychology term that refers to any intellectually satisfying activity that doesn’t actually lead to anything productive. It is purely a mental exercise, with no practical benefit, and worse, it is often used to avoid doing the actual work that needs to be done.
Mental masturbation is a common practice for kjs and fngs who are still new to the community. They will spend countless hours on seduction forums, posting questions, searching for tips and getting into heated debates about different schools of pickup, without actually doing any pickup. Mental masturbation may feel like one is making progress, but the only way to improve at pickup is to practice in the field.