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Tricky situation: How to be a good friend to a guy without having sex with him, but without him feeling rejected?

I have a guy friend who is going through a divorce after he found out his wife had multiple affairs. He has started flirting with me a lot and also talking to me about his feelings.

I've also recently went through a relationship that went bad and breakup, so I understand how he must feel and that he needs a big ego boost and some support. However, I know that guys prefer their morale boosting served with sex.

Here's the issue. I am fairly certain my ex left me with herpes. Yep. Life is grand sometimes, right?

Anyway, my friend keeps hinting that he wants to hook up. Obviously, that can't happen. I don't want him to feel rejected, but I also don't want to throw myself on the sword and save his ego by telling him my secret.

I feel like this is a lose-lose situation. Does anyone have any advice?
Tricky situation: How to be a good friend to a guy without having sex with him, but without him feeling rejected?
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