The thing about tampon tag is that it truly brings the game to life and creates the atmosphere the game is suppose to have.
As a child, you don't want to be "it" for two possible reasons. 1- You're shy and don't want attention on you, but being "it" does just that. 2- Now you have to chase someone else, and since someone got you, that might be quite difficult and you'll be made fun of.
With tampon tag, you actually FEAR whomever's "it." Scared for your fucking life. And you will run like all hell to get away. And if you happen to become "it," yeah, some fucking bastard somewhere is going down, and you attack with the intention to kill.
Just don't get any on yourself spinning it by the string to look cool.