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Dear Bwog,

I just ran into my TA, stark naked, leaving the Dodge showers. I still had my towel on. At the time it wasn’t weird, and we just sorta automatically smiled and said hello in passing. After the fact, it’s a little weird. What do I do?

Perplexed Penis Peeker

Dear PPP,

First, breathe. Second, let Bwog breathe. We’ve handled TA issues before, but not like this.

You saw a penis you weren’t supposed to see. There’s a right way to handle this and a wrong way to handle this. As difficult as this might seem, the solution is just to not talk about it. Don’t talk about it to your friends (the last thing you want is a bad double entendre made around said TA) and don’t talk about it to your TA (for obvious reasons).

You did nothing wrong. Ostensibly, if you spend enough time in the Dodge locker room, you will see some penises. This one just happens to belong to somebody you know who has power over you—at least until the end of the semester.

So, for the next few months, you’ll see your fully clothed TA in discussion sections and office hours. Play it cool. Do your reading, keep your head down, and say intelligent things. Your TA wants to ignore this as much or more than you do.

Think about it: he knows that you know which of the two of you has a bigger penis. Knowledge is power. If you handle this maturely, he’ll appreciate that. It could have been worse.

We believe in you,


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  • gay says:

    @gay Was he hot?

  • typical says:

    @typical Repressed American 1st world problem.

    STFU its just skin you dumb butt.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “Think about it: he knows that you know which of the two of you has a bigger penis.”

    One of the funniest things I’ve read on Bwog, but I feel like a creep for quoting it…

  • bleh says:

    @bleh i wanna see my TAs cock

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous As a TA, this is one of my greatest fears.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous ive got an idea then. dont walk around the dodge locker room with your schlong out

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous If you were straight, you wouldn’t care.

    1. second. says:

      @second. that’s the truth.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Funniest thing. I wonder if the TA reads bwog. Then the TA would know that this person saw his junk and was worried about it.


    1. PPP says:

      @PPP hadn’t thought about that…

      1. Naked TA says:

        @Naked TA Clearly not.

        1. lol says:

          @lol I wish the two posts above were real

  • Uhh says:

    @Uhh If the TA had the self confidence to parade around the locker room in the nude, I’m pretty certain he doesn’t care what people (even his students) think of his penis. So “your TA wants to ignore this as much or more than you do” might be a little over-reaching and assuming a very specific perspective.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Mmm… I miss my TA from last semester

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What about when you’ve seen your *ahem* elderly female professor wandering around the women’s locker room naked? Hmm?
    Some things cannot be unseen.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous For real, why are there not more comments…this is freakin’ amazing!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I wish I saw my TA from last semester’s penis :(

    1. grammar note says:

      @grammar note Your sentence communicates that you desire to see your TA that is from last semester’s penis. Pretty hilarious. Should read “I wish I saw the penis of my previous TA.

  • Who cares? says:

    @Who cares? Did seeing a penis really cause you this much distress? Dude, relax. It’s just a dick. Go think about how to cure cancer or something.

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