4 in my left ear and 2 in my right. I haven't worn earings in them for 10 years now but they are still open. I was a little wild when I was younger. Today you gotta poke your chin, eye brow, nose or other places cheak???? to be cool. Or better yet put those rings in your ears so they stretch out like the tribal african countries do. On TV it appeared this was generally only for the women though but I have seen alot of men here doing it. That is crazy.
Having had to use a nose-ring to subdue a not-so-friendly chap who had had far too much to drink but outmassed me (considerably!)... I don't think I'd want anything sticking out for others to grab onto.
Never really got the Aesthetics either. It sure doesn't make girls more attractive... I don't have a clue what it does for guys (don't find them attractive at all anyway, so am not qualified to have an opinion).
Thats why i don't wear ring type earrings, if you yank the stud it'll more than likely seperate from the clasp and just come out my ear. It has made me a wee bit more attractive imo, i get more looks from the wimmens and alot said it suits me well, plus when i got it all those years ago the first time it was kinda sticking it to the man (parents lol), first pierced at 16, left unringed from around 18 and healed up, reopened it two years ago and wear a stud 80% of the time, might be midlife crisis but i'm not 30 yet lol.