He did go on cruises with his strange looking friend and was found to be taking condoms with him and only 1 pair of underpants (Louis Theroux).
Never said he didn't have gay sex. I would say he much probably did. I just don't think he had many homosexual friends becuase they were homosexual. Anyway, Savile strikes me as someone who didn't consider people as friends, but as tools. And I think "weirdos" such as "Jim the Pill" would be too old for him.