I know that it is possible to "lose" a fetish by getting bored of it, outgrowing it, discovering something new that's better, or--if it's one that you obsess over in fantasy but have never actually done--it is possible to try it, be dissapointed, and never want that again.
But I don't know about getting rid of fetishes on purpose. Sounds to me like that would be like trying to forget an unpleasant event, or trying to get a song to stop being stuck in your head. The more you try to not think about it, the more your brain goes there. Like when someone says "don't think about elephants" and suddenly they're the only animal you can think of.
I've got a knife fetish--since before I even had any idea about sex. Knives always got me excited, and I always liked them. And yeah, they do turn me on. I've done knife play in the past as a sexual act, and it was awesome, but It's not like I need it to get off or anything. I've only done it 3 times ever--it's really a special occasion thing. That's the weirdest one I have, and I really don't think it's ever going away. I'll always like knives, and be oddly turned on by them.
I used to have a ting for playing with rope during sexy time, but I did lose that one. I didnt lose it on purpose, I just got bored of it. When I'm the one tied up, it wasnt as much fun as I thought, I can't move to make things better, and I usually end up bored and annoyed. Also, somehow, there are always accidents with something when I'm tied. If I'm the one tying, it gets a little boring. I run out of stuff to do, and it's just not as fun as I thought. Perhaps it's just cause the one i was playing with wasn't so much into being tied up, but was willing to try. It might be more fun with someone who was more into it, idk
Edited by Zera, 20 July 2013 - 07:29 AM.