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It was published in the print zine First Time #24.
"Kirk makes sure Spock knows which answers are his on a questionnaire about sexual habits."
Reactions and Reviews
I liked this story a lot. It was a cute idea using the survey getting Kirk and Spock together. I had to agree with Kirk that the questions on the first survey were rather too vague to answer well. I couldn't believe that no one else had any problems answering the questions. I also liked it that Kirk wanted Spock to read the answers to his survey and that to insure he did he filed them wrong so Spock would have to find it. And Spock of course knew his friend so well that he did eventually figure out that Kirk wasn't doing all this by mistake. Good story. 
Funny! Spock is conducting a sexual survey, all in the name of science, mind you. Of course Kirk is a participant but doesn't like it. The questions are ambiguous, frustrating him. The conversation the captain and Spock have over lunch had me laughing out loud, alone at night as I read it. Kirk's words: "And the next one," (question, that is), "something about who your usual partner is. Good God, who cares? Any port in a storm. Three months in deep space and you'll take whoever doesn't run faster than you do. Or whatever." Wily Spock, deeply in love with his Human, wants to add a question of his own in an attempt to scope out Jim's sexual proclivities. But he is too honest to do it. Nevertheless, they find each other and admit their love. You have to read it to enjoy it. This was a piece of fluff, with some quite wise words about friendship's bearing on true love. No love scene, damn it!