More embarrassing would be to make the claim of having 57 sex partners while still in high school if those yearbook posts are to be believed.
I’m about the same age as Kavanaugh, and also was a virgin until after college. (I’m a guy). I worked on oil rigs over the summers in college - moving around from rig to rig to cover when guys were gone or didn’t show up.
One time this group of guys was talking about how on their week off they were all going to go into town and pick up hookers, etc. They were giving the “college kid” (me) a hard time when I said I would never hire a hooker - that it was not only demeaning to them, but would also be to me. And then I made the comment about me still being a virgin. They all had a good laugh about that and gave me an even harder time.
Over the next two days, 5 of the 6 guys got me alone and apologized to me. Several of them said they had never hired a hooker and didn’t plan to, and one of them saying that he was a virgin too.
I know many guys who were virgins till after college. I went to a Christian school and college (of course in reality that doesn’t always mean anything) but they were and many are now happily married. They just waited.
I thought the rumor was 54. There are at least two transcripts of the yearbook. If you search for 54 or 57 as numbers and various word versions and you will not find that claim.
I believe it was a tweet that was kind of "a guy told me that she told him.. blah, blah."
The yearbook is a bit racy but no sane yearbook moderator would allow that through. In fact, the yearbook companies learned to check back with adults before they went to print. There were cases where lawsuits were filed and the yearbook companies had to buy them back and replace them with new ones.