Otherwise, the wait can be anywhere from a day or two to several months.The advice column is intended for longer, in-depth answers to issues that are not particularly time sensitive or immediate.This service does require your immediate and full attention, so if you want to be able to come and go throughout a conversation, especially with lapses of several minutes, hours or days, or want to multitask, the boards or SMS service should be used instead.Tuesday: - PM PST Friday: - PM PST Saturday: - AM PST (We also sometimes have chat open at other times, when we have additional staff, or during certain emergencies.You can always request chat when using oure message boards or text service.If we have staff available, we're glad to switch channels for you.) How fast will you be answered?
You may text a question, and it will be answered, and only seen, by our staff or volunteers.We cannot serve anyone under the age of 13 (due to United States COPPA policies), advise users about unlawful activity, nor replace the services of a healthcare provider. You can ask simple questions and have them answered quickly, or can have ongoing discussions over time -- be that hours, days, weeks or even months -- either with staff and volunteers, peer users, or both.Additionally, before using a direct service, please search the main site or message boards first for answers, as we have a very small staff for our level of service. Longer or more complex topics are best for the message boards rather than for our chat or text services.That being said, I know it’s important for people to speak their truth and that part of that truth is not just communicating your lack of interest but that you find such talk so early on offensive. Don’t let what everyone else is doing change or influence your personal boundaries or limits.What if you are still interested in talking but just not about sex? You might think that if you say no to every man who mentions sex in the first conversation, you won’t meet anyone.We have four free, direct support services so you can get one-on-one help if and when you can't find what you need on the website, you need extra information or don't understand something you've read, or when you want support, help, advice or discussion from our staff, volunteers or peer community members.