"How do you think I went blind?"
Enter young Wil Wheaton, who had grown up a bit from his role in Stand By Me, but was still a teenager. As related by Wheaton on various conventions and on the Nerdist podcast (starting at 48:50 in that link), the legendary Patrick Stewart, who of course played Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard, liked to goof around on set, and, uh ... we'll just let Wheaton tell the story:
Chris Hardwick: Patrick Stewart, when you were shooting the scene, said something like "Ensign Crusher--"
Wil Wheaton: Oh, oh, I know. [Imitating Patrick Stewart] "You know Wesley, in old nautical days, Ensigns performed certain favors for their captains ..." He's really disarming, you know?
CH: Didn't it go on to something as blatant as, he said: "Ensign Crusher, set a course for Rigel IV, then c'mere and give me a blow."
WW: Yes, yes. Oh my god, I'd forgotten that. Yes, yes.
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That's one way to shut him up, we guess.
It's a small consolation that this probably didn't happen during Season 1, when Wheaton was only 15, since Stewart was by his own admission a bit of an uptight dick at that point and didn't joke on the set. He credits his fellow cast members with teaching him how to relax ... perhaps a wincy bit too much. Wheaton himself seems unsure of when this happened, having clearly relegated the sexual trauma to the dank back corners of his subconscious. However old he was, we're pretty sure no one would have faulted him for boldly heading down to Human Resources.