The question of whether it is possible to change sexual orientation is very ambiguous. Not to say that people cannot change sexual orientation, but it is also wrong to think that anyone can make. The possibility or impossibility to change the orientation depends on many factors: the causes of the orientation, the view of homosexual (bi - or homosexuality), the willingness or unwillingness of a person to change their orientation. And here it should be noted that one person's desires to change their orientation is far from enough.
For example, many women are annoyed that their husbands look not only at them but also at other women. And if the wife will blame the husband, he will answer: "I here at anything, it is the male nature, and I have nothing to do with it". Or he could at her to pretend not looking at other women - but no more. So, this is what is called "nature," or attraction.
Speaking about the sexual and emotional attraction, it is usually divided into natural and unnatural. Also the orientation can be divided into traditional ("normal") and non-traditional. However, it is not so simple as it seems at first glance. For example, which orientation can be attributed to bisexuality: traditional or non-traditional? Thus, the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud argued that all people are born with an innate bisexuality. And only in the process of development of the person becomes monosexual.
We can say that a person with a bisexual orientation was more "lucky" than homosexual. After all, he has the opportunity to enter into a relationship with a partner of the opposite sex, and not to go against his nature. Although this will not mean that bisexual orientation change to heterosexual. It will mean to give priority to relations with partner of the opposite sex.
Before attempting to change homosexual orientation, we must understand its causes: genetic predisposition, upbringing, psychological trauma, or even all together. In the case of acquired homosexuality, a homosexual can be a result of upbringing as a child of the opposite sex, a long finding of the child surrounded by people of the opposite sex, various psychological trauma, and other factors. In the case of congenital homosexuality, the child can feel like a person of the opposite sex, and the results of some studies, often in the blood of these children contains high content of hormones of the opposite sex. By the way, science is not yet able to give an accurate explanation of the causes of congenital homosexuality. And most psychotherapists and sexologists claims to cure congenital homosexuality impossible. Unless, of course, to consider non-traditional sexuality is a disease, not an individual feature of a person.
Indeed, there are cases change sexual orientation through psychotherapy. However, regarding the change orientation through psychotherapy while there is no unanimous opinion. In any case, opponents of the conversion (reparative) therapy consider it highly questionable and even dangerous for the psyche. In fact, this methods of reprogramming of the human brain, and how ethical it is - a very controversial issue. Given that in the past the techniques of reparative therapy have used methods such as electroconvulsive therapy (ect) and aversion therapy, using the evocation of nausea and vomiting with drugs with demonstration to the patient homoerotic materials.
Generally, opinions regarding change in sexual orientation depends largely on the attitude to it. Some time ago, homosexuality was considered a disease that should be treated by psychiatrists. Nowadays unconventional sexuality is no longer considered a mental disorder. Supporters of conversion therapy believe its a psychological disorder, which (again) you need to fix, and many religious people sin, with which to fight. Not to mention the homophobia, which says the fear of otherness. At the same time, many psychotherapists, sexologists and scientists believe homosexuality is nothing more than one of the spheres of sexuality. So all the great support gets gay-affirmative approach towards adopting your sexuality, finding inner balance and harmony. "Remember: no matter what your sexual orientation, the important thing is that it suits you" (Louise hay).