I don’t have pierced ears and solely use clip ons.
I have 2 pairs of the metal clip ons, and they hurt like nobody’s business, and that is only after 30 seconds.
I found a really good clip that you can wear all day long and it feels like nothing at all. It is a small plastic loop that clips over the ear lopes. There is a small hole for the wire earrings to go into, and then you wear these clip ons over the ear lopes. I bought a bag of 50 for around $5 or $10.
There is also the same plastic loop clip ons for stud earrings as well.
Anything that is metal and clips to the ears will hurt in a short amount of time, even if there is cushioning on the metal clips as the spring part is quite tight (it is almost like metal points pinching the ear lobe).
I found the plastic loop clip ons by accident when I stumbled across “japanese clip on earrings”.
Where did you buy these?
I bought them all from amazon, the seller’s name is Pretty Smart.