Made to feel less than in General herpes discussion Posted November 6, 2019 My boyfriend of 2 years and I recently had a conversation that left me feeling like he sees me in a different way because I have herpes. About a year back he had mentioned sex without condoms. To be honest we were both drinking, so I never said anything more about it. I recently brought up what he said and he flat out told me that we could never have sex without condoms because his health is the most important thing to him and he won't jeopardize it by rolling the dice on unprotected sex with me. While I understand why he said that, and I would never want him to get it, the way he talked to me made me feel like he sees me as less than an ideal partner because I have an incurable virus (as he called it). Now I'm questioning if I can stay with someone who sees me that way. Am I being overly sensitive?