Peter Lalor had the qualities of a good leader. He was passionate about his cause, he cared for the people who looked up to him, and even after the Eureka uprising was over, he continued to fight for the rights of the gold miners.
Sex could be passionate, but it depends on how you have sex. If you are really having sex without anyone getting abused, then it would be considered passionate. If someone is getting hurt, it is not passionate.
As he touched her hand, she could see how passionate he was. They are very passionate about each other, even after twenty years of marriage. He was a passionate advocate for the rights of farm workers.