What does "touch of the velvet hand" mean?

As in "She touches everything with a velvet glove" and such. It's not just John Lennon being crazy John Lennon. (And the song was not about sex or drugs. Lennon thought it was a nifty idea to write a song about happiness being a warm gun, because, "A warm gun, that means it's just been... show more As in "She touches everything with a velvet glove" and such. It's not just John Lennon being crazy John Lennon. (And the song was not about sex or drugs. Lennon thought it was a nifty idea to write a song about happiness being a warm gun, because, "A warm gun, that means it's just been shot!" I just don't know what the velvet hand part means.
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