From the novel...
2 Editor’s note : The human concept of friend is most nearly duplicated in Vulcan thought by the term t’hy’la , which can also mean brother and lover . Spock’s recollection (from which this chapter has drawn) is that it was a most difficult moment for him since he did indeed consider Kirk to have become his brother. However, because t’hy’la can be used to mean lover, and since Kirk’s and Spock’s friendship was unusually close, this has led to some speculation over whether they had actually indeed become lovers. At our request, Admiral Kirk supplied the following comment on this subject:
“I was never aware of this lovers rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself, although I have no moral or other objections to physical love in any of its many Earthly, alien, and mixed forms, I have always found my best gratification in that creature woman . Also, I would dislike being thought of as so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years.”
The ebook I am using, is new, duh, but the "all the (dang fangled whipper snapper) kids are super sexually experimental" rant is missing... Am I looking in the wrong part of the book, or is this censorship?
(I sold most of my hard copies at a convention years ago to make room and buy beer.)