While not the star of my collection, Vixen's Lone Star is a welcome recurring character.The Lone Star is a good dildo. No bells and whistles, nothing fancy, just a good, realistic dildo made of a great material. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a size upgrade, or a basic, go-to toy that'll stay on your list for years.
Secondly, I lack a vagina. As such, my experience with the Lone Star is largely in the realm of its performance as an anal toy. In that area, this dildo performs wonderfully. The softness of the VixSkin is forgiving to an anus moving into a larger toy-size category, and the balls make for a good handle during solo play. You can also get some really good prostate contact if you're willing to work with angles. You can get a really firm pressure and rhythm, and the VixSkin keeps you from just beating your prostate up.
The weight of the dildo makes it somewhat usable to ride it, with it just sitting on the floor, or bed, or whatever. The balls and sturdy base also make it work well inside of a harness, which I'll elaborate on further down.
The Lone Star appears to be made with two different mixtures of VixSkin, or perhaps VixSkin with a pure silicone core. At any rate, the inner core is far more rigid than the plush VixSkin exterior. The base is made of the same material, which prevents the whole thing from having the rigidity of a raw hot dog.
The rigid core comes up the center of the shaft from the base of dildo, and ends in a smooth point about halfway between the start of the coronal ridge and the tip of the glans. It isn't super rigid or hard, and the dildo can be easily bent in half every-which-way without damage. It allows you to have the soft, realistic feel of the VixSkin, with a more realistic rigidity for an erect penis (I think that's a record for me, for the number of uses of the word "rigid" in a single paragraph).
Oh, and since I mentioned the lack of odor, VixSkin also lacks any real taste. Both odor and taste are comparable to, say...the smell of new shoes. It's at least somewhat noticeable at first, but isn't overbearing or unpleasant, and it fades with time.
In terms of texture, the Lone Star boasts a realistic and noticeable corona, a veiny shaft, and a pair of realistic...cut-in-half balls. The veins on the shaft are a bit aggressive in design, and any human with veins like that might want to consult a doctor, but the VixSkin makes them barely noticeable--at least anally.
The sawed-off balls don't really effect the operation of the dildo at all...but they do look kind of awkward, and my wife and I had a few laughs about them.
That said, it is also a somewhat large penis. I would say medium sized, and it was my first foray into larger toys for anal play. It's probably too big for most people new to anal insertion, but if you're already using toys of a similar circumference, this should be no problem. The squishiness of the VixSkin also makes it a good toy to "upgrade" with, if you're using toys in the circumference range of 4-5".
My one complaint about the shape is barely a complaint, but more a thought for others: It is straight. There is no curve left or right, or up or down. There is no bulge or valley. It is a straight, softly-textured dildo with nothing else of real interest in its shape.
Also, since the inner core doesn't extend into the tip of the dildo, the VixSkin gives it a nice cushion for any...more aggressive thrusts.
A suction cup would really help to perfect this dildo...
Oh, and also: DO NOT use anything but WATER-based lubricant. VixSkin is fantastic, but it is silicone-based, and silicone and oil-based lubes can destroy it. Nobody wants that.
The package is reusable for storage of the Lone Star, though, if you have the foresight to not just throw it away. Apparently it helps keep the dust off between uses. Who knew?
I still use it very frequently, either on its own, or in concert with other toys. I have a made-for-prostate-massage dildo that I really enjoy, and I'll often grab the Lone Star for the purpose instead.
Along the same line, I recently purchased TitanMen's Marco Blaze (see my review here), and I still frequently finish off with my Lone Star, even after using the Marco Blaze.