Not sure if it's true or not, but I heard that it's not so much attracting them, as it is making it mre hospitable. something like lice can hold onto clean hair better than hair that is unwashed (not neccesarily dirty, but natural oils that you wash away when you use soap).I bet it is the fragrance put in some soaps that may attract bugs. Try using the non-scented soaps. I stay clean and use soap. There are no bugs on me.
Showering with soap can help prevent bugs right? But does it really help fungus that much? I am pretty fortunate about not contracting skin conditions (except a fucking terrible case of athletes foot), but am curious what anyone knows about the effectiveness of soap in preventing/treating skin conditions.