Judging from those Civil War letters men at the front sent their wives there was A LOT of passion in the bedroom.
And more deeply, history is absolutely full of depictions of and praise of passionate and dangerous sex. Venus takes no prisoners so to speak, and every orifice has been penetrated in all possible ways across history. Men, women, children, animals... there's nothing new under the sun. The difference between the vast "then" and our "now" is that we have sterile, meaningless sex devoid of its spiritual component. We killed intimacy and eroticism with the camera lens, with politics, and by following and adhering to obviously manufactured subversions.