Profile issues & "Contact another member" page link?

I've just started with BuddyPress, and I'm pretty confused. I have a bunch of questions:

1) When I go into my Profile, it only says "You are already logged in!" And that's it. I thought I'd be able to go in and upload an avatar, edit my info, etc… Is that something I need to customize on the back end? If so… where? When I go into "Membership Details" (on the front end), I get an error message that says "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page." Even though I'm logged in as an Admin.

2) Is it possible to have a "contact another member" page in BuddyPress (I want to link in my main menu nav)?