Men, at least, don't lose their breeding if they choose to sow wild oats.
Gardening Note: If you sow wild oats you are likely to reap a crop of "tares."
Now the Bible tells us that if we sow wild oats, we must reap wild oats.
I earned nickels to tip off where to go, so's they could sow wild oats.
Thus in Ireland I have known an outgoing tenant, in spite at his eviction, to sow wild oats in the fields which he was leaving.
HIS gardener's rule applies to youth and age: When young "sow wild oats," but when old "grow sage."